Havisham, by Ronald Frame – review

By Helen Moulder In Books

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31st January, 2013
Miss Havisham is one of Charles Dickens’s most haunted and haunting characters. Even for those who haven’t read Great Expectations, there is a familiarity with the jilted bride in her tatty wedding gown and the dark and dilapidated mansion in which she lives with the remains of her wedding feast and a lot of cobwebs. Every time I dip into the book or see another film or television version (and there have been a dozen or so, the latest with Helena Bonham-Carter in the role), I wonder again about how and why it all happened? What led Miss Havisham to marry the rogue ...

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