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Based on a true story, Meira Chand’s The Painted Cage explores the tragedy of a Victorian woman who becomes the victim. In Yokohama, Japan, on the morning of 5 January 1897, the trial begins of Amy Redmore, charged with the murder of her husband Reggie, ex-secretary of the Yokohama United Club. Marriage had transported Amy – an heiress 15 years her husband’s junior – from the green fields of Somerset, and along the way she discovered disturbing truths about Reggie: his mistress and secret child, his addiction to arsenic. In colonial Yokohama the couple began to lead separate lives, with fatal consequences.