The Making of a Lady

Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), The Making of a Lady is the story of the educated but penniless Emily who during her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria, meets her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst and accepts his practical if unromantic marriage proposal. After Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew Alec Osborn and his glamorous wife, Hester. Alone with the Osborns, Emily increasingly comes under their control and begins to fear for her life.

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