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What Maisie knew,
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There was a TV adaptation of this story many years ago and I remember feeling a little haunted by the child. I read it for the first time recently and was disappointed. I am aware that this novel is often referred to as a masterpiece and perhaps one of Henry Jame's best - but I found it dense, heavy-going and boringly predictable. The characters were unsympathetic - and Maisie's situation - for all the trauma and psychological abuse that she suffered at the hands of her 'carers' did not arouse any real sense of compassion or indignation on my part - which - it should have done...