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The Wet Nurse\'s Tale

The Wet Nurse's Tale

(2007)
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Bright and clever with a sharp-tongued, adventurous heroine who offers a candid and often funny look at the business of nursing babies in Victorian England, this is a debut novel that will have everyone talking.

Susan Rose isn't the average protagonist: she's scheming, promiscuous, plump, and she is also smart, funny, tender, and entirely lovable. Like many lower-class women of Victorian England, she was born into a world that offered very few opportunities for the poor and unlovely. But Susan is the kind of plucky heroine who seeks her fortune, and finds it . . . with some help from, well, her breasts. Susan, you see, is a professional wet nurse; she breast-feeds the children of wealthy women who can't or won't nurse their own babies.

But when her own child is sold by her father and sent to a London lady who had recently lost a baby, Susan manages to convince his new foster mother, Mrs. Norbert, to hire her as a wet nurse. Once reunited with her son, Susan discovers the Norbert home to be a much more sinister place than she'd ever expected. Dark and full of secrets, its master is in India, and the first baby who died there did so under very mysterious circumstances. Susan embarks on a terrifying journey to rescue her son before he meets the same fate.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wet Nurse's Tale
Author(s): Erica Eisdorfer
ISBN: 0-399-15576-7 / 978-0-399-15576-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wet Nurse's Tale
Author(s): Erica Eisdorfer
ISBN: 0-425-23447-9 / 978-0-425-23447-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wet Nurse's Tale
Author(s): Erica Eisdorfer
Publisher: Berkley
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