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The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly by [Kate Braithwaite]

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"Novelist Braithwaite (
The Road to Newgate, 2018, etc.) delivers a well-researched and engrossing tale that focuses on female empowerment. It's full of intriguing historical details about past medical practices and the abuses that wards of the state endured; it also features many real-life characters, including patients and doctors that Bly met in the asylum. Although readers know from the start that Bly escaped Blackwell's Island, the descriptions of her harrowing experiences remain captivating.A story of grit and perseverance that will appeal to readers interested in the history of women in journalism." Kirkus Reviews

"Grounded in historical research, brought to life by a novelist's imagination, here is Nellie Bly in all her fascinating complexity: outspoken, courageous, kind, clever, sometimes headstrong, other times self-doubting. In The Girl Puzzle Kate Braithwaite has created a character who is not easily forgotten." Matthew Goodman, bestselling author of Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

"Everything a historical novel should be - illuminating, intriguing and intelligent. Kate Braithwaite has woven a fascinating and atmospheric story from what is known about the pioneering feminist journalist Nellie Bly (née Elizabeth Cochrane).  Braithwaite skillfully blends Bly's early and later career to give a new insight into a remarkable and complex woman."Olga Wojtas, author ofMiss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar

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Kate Braithwaite grew up in Edinburgh but now lives with her family in the Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania. Always on the hunt for lesser known stories from the past, Kate's books have strong female characters, rich settings, and dark secrets. She is the author of The Girl Puzzle: A Story of Nellie Bly. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07PCVNXPV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ darkstroke books (May 5, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 5, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 490 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 263 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Thank you for visiting my Amazon Author page! Whether you're new to my books, or familiar with the kind of stories I write, it's lovely to see you here. My latest (May 2019) is The Girl Puzzle – a story of Nellie Bly. It's based on the true story of a brave and ambitious young woman who put her life at risk to break barriers and gain a foothold in the male-dominated newspaper industry of late nineteenth century New York. I’m huge fan of Nellie Bly – a complex and contradictory heroine if ever there was one - and I can't wait to introduce her to you!

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