The Secret History and the Little Friend

The Secret History and the Little Friend

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The Secret History: A misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return ...The Little Friend: Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin's murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child's game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town. Packaged together for the first time this deluxe edition features stunning silver-edged pages, with both books signed by Donna Tartt in Venetian more

Product details

  • Hardback
  • 156 x 234mm | 355.55g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special ed boxset
  • 1408802929
  • 9781408802922
  • 439,301

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Praise for The Secret History: 'A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth' The Times 'The Secret History succeeds magnificently A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled' New York Times Praise for The Little Friend: 'Everything you could possibly want in a novel: vivid characterisation, brilliant observation, sly wit and an ingenious, gripping plot' Mail on Sunday 'Beautifully measured prose that sets the scene draws us into the extraordinary story that lingers long in the mind' Observershow more

About Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is a novelist, essayist and critic. Donna Tartt's debut novel The Secret History was an international bestseller, translated into 23 languages and one of the most astonishing debuts in recent times. The Little Friend is her second novel. Donna Tartt lives in more

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279 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 47% (131)
4 24% (68)
3 16% (44)
2 6% (18)
1 6% (18)
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