by A.S. Byatt

In Brief

Failing scholar Roland Michell finds a letter that reveals clues to a century-old mystery, and leads him and fellow academic Maud Bailey - both obsessed with dead poets - on a journey of discovery and a quest for the truth.

Why you should read it

Part romance, part mystery, part historical fiction, full of vivid prose and haunting poetry, Booker Prize winner Possession will capture your heart and then tease and taunt until the very last page.

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