Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Bront 's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked.
These spellbinding books are: funny, clever, fast-paced, magical, historical, scientific, a tad violent, and very, very, very British. It's like if Neil Gaiman wrote Law & Order. Midnight Riot is the first, and it's followed by 6 more. These books are a must read for readers who adore London, police procedurals, and a good Harry Potter joke. Be prepared to fall in love with Peter Grant & co. You won't be able to put these books down.
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