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Eliza Priestley

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Eliza Priestley has been friends with Anne Lister for a long time.

Admiring her clever mind and adventurous spirit, Eliza supports confident Anne’s fledgling friendship with cripplingly shy Ann Walker, to whom she is related by marriage. It becomes clear, however, that while Eliza has celebrated Anne’s eccentricity and singularity in the past, she has never fully understood it.

A naturally curious woman, Eliza is led to discover something about Anne Lister that she would rather not know.