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Short Synopsis
Building on his highly acclaimed debut, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox returns to a murderous nineteenth-century England.

Full Synopsis
Like its predecessor, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox's The Glass of Time is an engrossing period mystery about identity, the nature of secrets, and what happens when past obsessions impose themselves on an unwilling present. In the autumn of 1876, nineteen-year-old orphan Esperanza Gorst arrives at the great country house of Evenwood to become a lady's maid to the twenty-sixth Baroness Tansor. But Esperanza is no ordinary servant. She has been sent by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l'Orme, to uncover the secrets that her new mistress has sought to conceal and to set right a past injustice in which Esperanza's own life is bound up. At Evenwood, she meets Lady Tansor's two dashing sons, Perseus and Randolph, and finds herself enmeshed in a complicated web of seduction, intrigue, deceit, betrayal, and murder. Few writers are as gifted at evoking the sensibility of the nineteenth century as Michael Cox, who has made the world of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins his own.

"[Listeners] will find themselves deeply engaged by the elegant descriptive prose." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"[Cox] draws you in slowly until you feel hypnotized by the atmosphere and confusion." ---Los Angeles Times

"Bailey provides each character with a distinct voice.... A fine mix of historical fiction and mystery." ---Booklist Audio Review

"Atmospheric and engrossing.... Strongly recommended." ---Library Journal Starred Review
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The Glass of Time

A Novel

Author Michael Cox

Narrated by Josephine Bailey

Publication date Nov 3, 2008

Running time 18 hrs

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