An erotic thriller set in Victorian England. Miss Benson, a governess, is sent to teach Amy how to be a lady. Amy is discovering the joys of sex and suitors. Miss Benson's unconventional methods lead to scandal, heartbreak and murder as she becomes passionately obsessed with her young charge.The Governess was longlisted for the 2013 Polari gay fiction prize....
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The Governess Reviews
I really don't know what to say about this one. I don't think it would have been quite so bad, but I found Miss Benson to be extremely controlling, which I did not like. The story wasn't too bad, but Miss Benson started getting more and more controlling as the book went on, the relationship felt abusive to me. And I really couldn't figure out with the Epilogue meant.
InterestingThe obvious problematic thing about this story is the age gap between between the governess and her charge; the moral break between student and teacher. Its not something that can be overlooked because by the end of the retelling it is revealed that the age gap was necessary in the ploy of the mother. A theme I've noticed in many of the Historical Fiction books that I've read is the belief that two women in a relationship is acceptable as sort of a gateway to marriage. Their relationships hold no merit. It was sad to see this was how Lady Emma viewed life or maybe she was doing what she thought was best for her child, especially considering the time period. If Amy's mother had let her be and explore her liking for women on her own, a lot of this may have been avoided. But as tragedies go....