Edith's Diary

Edith's Diary

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Edith Howland's diary is her most precious possession, and as she is moving house she is making sure it's safe. A suburban housewife in fifties America, she is moving to Brunswick with her husband Brett and her beloved son, Cliffie, to start a new life for them all. She is optimistic, but she has high hopes most of all for her new venture with Brett, a local newspaper, the Brunswick Corner Bugle. Life seems full of promise, and indeed, to read her diary, filled with her most intimate feelings and revelations, you would never think otherwise. Strange then, that reality is so dangerously different
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 24mm | 304g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747575037
  • 9780747575030
  • 1,837,055

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'As original, as funny, as cleverly written and as moving as any novel I have read since I started reviewing' Auberon Waugh, Evening Standard 'With Edith's Diary, Patricia Highsmith has produced a masterpiece' Times Literary Supplement 'Highsmith probes to the very core of her heroine with a controlled ferocity and single-mindedness that illumines every page of her novel' The Times 'A work of extraordinary force and feeling ... her strongest, her most imaginative and by far her most substantial novel' New Yorker
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About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later.
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930 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 26% (239)
4 39% (367)
3 26% (240)
2 7% (64)
1 2% (20)
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