The Secrets She Keeps

The Secrets She Keeps

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'Oh I have all of this, John; money, men, beauty, fame, and still I am unhappy.' No one could tell you exactly why Misty Moore was famous, but everyone knew everything about her: the marriages, the plastic surgery, and now a baby. Nineteen-year-old John has been plucked out of a London sandwich bar to be Misty's nanny while she hides out - post pregnancy - in a crumbling mansion in Wychwood, in deepest Yorkshire. He is dazzled by his change of fortune, Misty's impossible breasts and most of all by the heartbreaking Hepsie Vine who is mysteriously bound to Misty. But there's more to his job than just glamour and decadence. For the village in Wychwood comes with a dank trace of secrets and Misty - of course - has plenty of her own. Helen Cross's new novel is a modern day morality tale. Written with a wild lyricism, it is brilliant, haunting and utterly originalshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 24mm | 399.17g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747576246
  • 9780747576242

About Helen Cross

Helen Cross was born in 1967 and brought up in East Yorkshire. She is the author of the critically acclaimed My Summer of Love (also published by Bloomsbury) which won a Betty Trask Prize. Helen Cross currently lives in Birmingham.show more

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Praise for My Summer of Love: 'A hand grenade of a novel Cross depicts a world every bit as shocking, and as violent, as the one Anthony Burgess created in A Clockwork Orange.' Daily Mail 'I think it's brilliant.' Julie Burchill 'A wonderful account of early adolescence.' Matt Thorne 'Sharp, disturbing and highly original.' Sunday Mirrorshow more

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2 35% (15)
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