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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 16/08/2001
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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale

Now a major NETFLIX series

Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.

Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim?

Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading writers, Margaret Atwood is an author, essayist, poet and activist whose inventive and diverse literary output ranges widely and deeply from feminist classics such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Edible Woman to complex blends of science fiction and magic realism such as her Booker Prize winning novel The Blind Assassin and chilling dystopian visions including her Oryx and Crake sequence. Read More.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781860492594
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 37 mm


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A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific...I don't think I have ever been so thrilled...This, surely is as far as a novel can go -- Julie Myerson * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
Brilliant...Atwood's prose is searching. So intimate it seems to be written on the skin -- Hilary Mantel
Margaret Atwood is to be congratulated -- Anita Brookner * SPECTATOR *
The outstanding novelist of our age -- Peter Kemp * SUNDAY TIMES *

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“Our Lady of the Silences”

“Alias Grace is a work of fiction, although it is based on reality. Its central figure, Grace Marks, was one of the most notorious Canadian women of the 1840s, having been convicted of murder at the age of sixteen.”... More

Paperback edition
9th December 2013
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“Truly wonderful”

Another masterpiece by Atwood that oozes darkness and sensuality. This piece of historical fiction follows Grace Marks in her troubled life, and is based on a true story. Grace was the most notorious Canadian woman of... More

Paperback edition
18th October 2017
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“Highly recommended! ”

Alias Grace has to be one of the best novels I have read this year. It tells the story of Grace Marks- a highly publicised 19th century criminal case, fictionalised by Margaret Atwood. In this novel, the portrayal of... More

Paperback edition
4 similar books recommended
6th November 2017
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