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A new life beckons for Lucy Snowe. Leaving England and her past behind, she arrives in the French town of Villette, equipped only with a sharp tongue, a lively imagination and an independent spirit. She soon finds work as a teacher, coping with a fierce headmistress and a classroom of unruly coquettish schoolgirls. But Villette has even greater challenges in store.
Lisa Evan's fast moving adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's sensational, gothic tale features fire, storms, ghosts, unrequited love and an intimate portrait of a bold and inspirational heroine.