The Manor House Governess
C. A. CASTLE
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A contemporary, queer homage to Jane Eyre, this coming-of-age and coming-out novel follows protagonist Brontë as he unravels the secrets of Greenwood Manor and its handsome master, Darcy.
All Brontë Ellis has ever known is life at St. Mary's all-boys boarding school, where he lingered first as a student and then as a teaching assistant. So when a chance to forge a new life in Cambridge presents itself, he seizes it with both hands.
Arriving at Greenwood Manor as the new live-in tutor, Bron finds himself welcomed by all - the gregarious Mr Edwards, his precocious pupil Ada . . . except for Darcy, the elusive and tempestuous eldest son. Despite the rumours about him, Bron cannot help feeling drawn to the one person who seems determined to avoid him.
When tragedy strikes the house, Bron begins to sense dark secrets smouldering beneath Greenwood Manor's surface. Soon he's not sure what to believe, or whether he even has a future at Greenwood. Only Darcy holds the key, if he can be persuaded to reveal his heart to Bron . . .
Published: 9 November 2023
Format: 198x129mm, Paperback
Extent: 336 pages
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C. A. Castle is a writer and editor. He holds a BA in English Language and Literature from King's College, London, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where he focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, period adaptations and queer studies. He is also a picture book author as well as an anthologist, where he contrasts the old with the new in order to capture the zeitgeist. He currently resides in Cambridgeshire.
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