Harriet Said...: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Harriet Said...: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 06/12/2012
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'An extremely original and disconcerting story' - Daily Telegraph

A girl returns from boarding school to her sleepy Merseyside hometown and waits to be reunited with her childhood friend, Harriet, chief architect of all their past mischief. She roams listlessly along the shoreline and the woods still pitted with wartime trenches, and encounters 'the Tsar' - almost old, unhappily married, both dangerously fascinating and repulsive.

Pretty, malevolent Harriet finally arrives - and over the course of the long holidays draws her friend into a scheme to beguile then humiliate the Tsar, with disastrous, shocking consequences.

A gripping portrayal of adolescent transgression, Beryl Bainbridge's classic first novel remains as subversive today as when it was written.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088607
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An extremely original and disconcerting story * Daily Telegraph *
A sharp, chilling novel . . . The ending has real shock effect * Sunday Times *
Compelling, horrifying, dramatic . . . [a] Molotov cocktail of teenage insecurity and dangerously partial understanding of maturity * Evening Standard *

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“A disturbing tale”

HARRIET SAID
Beryl Bainbridge

The first novel by a prize winning author was finished in 1958 but rejected by a number of publishers as being too disturbing a tale for the public to stomach. Recent media coverage... More

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