The Thirteenth Tale (Paperback)Diane Setterfield (author)
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Everybody has a story...
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 the 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 its mysterious connection to the enigmatic writer Vida Winter. Vida's history is mesmering - a tale of ghosts, governesses, and gothic strangeness. But as Margaret succumbs to the power of her storytelling, two parallel stories begin to unfold...
What has Angelfield been hiding? What is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life? And can both women ever confront the ghosts that haunt them...?
The Thirteenth Tale is a spellbinding mystery, a love letter to storytelling, and a modern classic.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 36 mm
'A remarkable first novel . . . a riveting multi-layered mystery that twists and turns, and weaves a quite magical spell.' - Independent
'Vastly entertaining.' - Daily Mail
'An excellent emotional mystery which I found harder to put down every night!' - Women's Own
'Setterfield proves a mistress of the craft of storytelling.' - Guardian
'Beautifully written.' - The Times
'A compelling page-turner.' - Woman & Home
'A remarkably compelling debut . . . extraordinary, unusual and atmospheric. The plot is razor-sharp.' - Scotland on Sunday
'A real treat . . . like all the best first novels, this one seems to bulge with a lifetime's hoarded inspirations.' - Time Out
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“A real treat”
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