The Behaviour Of Moths (Paperback)
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The Behaviour Of Moths (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 02/07/2009
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From her lookout on the first floor, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to return to the crumbling mansion that was once their idyllic childhood home. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left, forty-seven years ago; Ginny, the reclusive moth expert, has rarely ventured outside it.

But with Vivien's arrival, dark, unspoken secrets surface. Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this debut novel tells a disquieting story of two sisters and the ties that bind - sometimes a little too tightly.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844084883
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


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'The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams is a debut and new and emphatic voice; this story of the reunion of two batty sisters in their huge and crumbling house completely grips and the lepidopteran theme is totally convincing. - Rodney Troubridge, Waterstone’s

'A rewarding read. Latent rivalries resurface as the sisters secretly question which of them has the greater grip on reality in this tantalising family mystery. - Waterstones Books Quarterly

'Adams succeeds in carefully building up an atmosphere of penumbral suspense, creeping towards a tense climax. - LITERARY REVIEW

'Adam s' compelling story unfurls over a single weekend as two sisters, together again in their sixties in their dilapidated family home, are forced to confront the consequences fo the terrible chain of events that began with Vivien's near-fatal childh - PSYCHOLOGIES

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“The Behaviour of Moths”

This is a very original book and not like anything that I have read for a long time. The story is about two sisters who have been estranged for over 40 years. Ginny still lives in the house that the girls grew up in... More

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“Disappointing”

I have to say, I was disappointed by this book. I had high hopes for it and I just don't think it quite lived up, for me anyway. I'd agree that some of the scientific bits were a little too much in parts and... More

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“The Behaviour of Moths”

I found this an absorbing read to discover why sisters, Ginny and Vivien are to reunite after such prolonged absence. The family house, Barrow Court, decays around them and sets the scene for the ultimate... More

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