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The Thirteenth Tale

By (author) Diane Setterfield

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Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, brutal, dangerous Charlie, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart...Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has Angelfield been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic writer Vida Winter? And what is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life? As Margaret digs deeper, two parallel stories unfold, and the tale she uncovers sheds a disturbing light on her own life...

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 28mm | 322g
  • 05 Dec 2013
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • English
  • 1409147762
  • 9781409147763
  • 40,939

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Author Information

Born in Berkshire, Diane Setterfield was educated at Theale Green Comprehensive School and Bristol University. Her degree in French literature led her to teach in universities in England and France, where she lived for several years. Diane's previous publications have been in the field of 19th and 20th century French literature, specialising in the writings of Andre Gide. After returning to the UK, Diane ran a business teaching French to those intending to live in France. She lives in Oxford.

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Vastly entertaining Daily Mail This is an excellent emotional mystery which I found harder to put down every night! Woman's Own Setterfield proves a mistress of the craft of storytelling Guardian Beautifully written The Times A real treat ... like all the best first novels, this one seems to bulge with a lifetime's hoarded inspirations Time Out (Book of the Week) Compelling page-turner Woman and Home A remarkably compelling debut ... extraordinary, unusual and atmospheric ... The plot is razor sharp Scotland on Sunday Start reading this on the bus and, I swear, you won't only miss your stop, you might even lose the whole day Cosmopolitan Simply brilliant - I haven't enjoyed a first novel so much for absolutely ages Kate Mosse Deliciously chilling, compulsive reading TELEGRAPH & ARGUS

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