Her Fearful Symmetry (Paperback)
  • Her Fearful Symmetry (Paperback)

Her Fearful Symmetry (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/07/2010
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When Elspeth Noblin dies she leaves her beautiful flat overlooking Highgate Cemetery to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina Poole, on the condition that their mother is never allowed to cross the threshold. But until the solicitor's letter falls through the door of their suburban American home, either Julia nor Valentina knew their aunt existed. The twins hope that in London their own, separate, lives can finally begin but they have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them and works in the cemetery itself. As the twins unravel the secrets of their aunt, who doesn't seem quite ready to leave her flat, even after death, Niffenegger weaves together a delicious and deadly ghost story about love, loss and identity.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099524175

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Hannah Lane

“A let down”

After being absolutely enthralled by Niffenegger's first book, The Time Traveller's Wife, I was eager to read this. However it was a total let down. With a frankly silly plot, it was hard to keep up with and... More

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4th January 2011
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“Better than The Time Traveller's Wife!”

A spooky and mesmirising modern ghost story, this is not a Susan Hill -esque frightening tale but still has a thrilling plot... I preferred this to The Time Traveller's Wife, it felt far more accomplished and the... More

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1st January 2012
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“Expected more”

I really enjoyed the author's previous novel, so I thought I would take this book to read on holiday.

I'm not sure I can define precisely why I was disappointed but the story was very slow to develop and,... More

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19th October 2010
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