by Victoria Mas
Once a year a grand ball is held at the hospital. For the Parisian elite, the Mad Women's Ball is the highlight of the social season; for the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse.
After the childhood death of her sister, she has shunned religion and placed her faith in Doctor Charcot and his new science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugenie, the 19-year-old daughter of a bourgeois family. Because Eugenie has a secret, and she needs Genevieve's help.
Their fates will collide on the night of the Mad Women's Ball... 'Essential reading' COSMOPOLITAN'A deftly woven tale of hope and pain, judgement and redemption, cruelty and kindness. Utterly captivating and profoundly affecting.' Sunday Times bestseller, MIRANDA DICKENSON'Enter the dance of this little masterpiece and let yourself be dazzled.
Assured of hitting the bestseller lists' THE PARISIAN'A lovely, moving first novel, a cri de coeur against the condition of women in this world' MARIE FRANCE'The Mad Women's Ball is as lush on the inside as it is on the outside! It's richly immersive, taking us right into the heart of nineteenth-century Paris.' SHELLEY HARRIS, author of the Sunday Times bestseller JUBILEE