The Soul Midwife


The Soul Midwife is an intense work of Victorian gothic fiction about a society at a crossroads.
 
At the end of the nineteenth century, science takes on spirituality, the definitions of sanity and madness are blurred, and social change rises up to challenge the old-order. The march of industrialisation begins to reshape society. Other features of the moral, social and political landscape are also changing. Society itself is in flux.
 
In all this upheaval, the protagonist Rebecca finds herself impelled to fight for her beliefs and for the right to be free-thinking. Her journey takes her from incarceration in an asylum to a desperate flight across Europe during which she uncovers the true meaning of freedom and her inheritance.
 
But who - or what - is a Soul Midwife? And will it be her past or her future that defines her?