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Among Ruins (Paperback)
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Among Ruins (Paperback)

Among Ruins (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 16/02/2006
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"Among Ruins" is the story of Laura, born to a wealthy family and enjoying the lifestyle of the landed gentry - until her father gambles away their vast, legendary Northumberland estate one evening on a billiard table. Laura and her family move away, but she remains haunted by an abusive incident she suffered on the grounds as a child. She moves to London as a teenager and embarks on an affair with a much older, well-known artist. But as his infatuation grows, Laura's lessens, and she finds herself becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol and eventually heroin...with dramatic consequences. Much more than a coming-of-age story, "Among Ruins" explores Laura's attempt to find significance and esteem as her father succeeds in losing his own. It is a compelling exploration of what happens when life unexpectedly starts to spiral out of control, and Harriett Vyner explores both of their turbulent experiences with extraordinary honesty, elegance and wit.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571225927
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 215 x 132 x 18 mm
Edition: Main

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