The Wardrobe Mistress (Hardback)Patrick McGrath (author)
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From the bestselling author of Asylum and Constance
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 461 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 30 mm
A brilliant evocation of the theatrical world's seedy glamour, The Wardrobe Mistress is also a moving portrait of a woman struggling to make sense of her past and imagine a future for herself. * Sunday Times *
McGrath is so adept at creating a sense of foreboding that one is never sure whether there will be a rational, a psychiatric or a supernatural explanation . . . wonderfully sinister . . . a delight . . . you are in for a thrilling ride. * Spectator *
A chilling novel of grief, passion and unfulfilled longing, where secrets lurk in every dark alley . . . McGrath takes us backstage in the London theatre - and you can just about smell the greasepaint. But he also opens out his story to embrace the zeitgeist of the time, the misery and deprivation of post-war Britain, the persistent running sore of fascism and the feeling that life after victory isn't what it was supposed to be. * Daily Mail *
A rich and highly spiced feast of a novel, even before it reaches its classically gothic McGrath climax * Reader's Digest *
[A] theatrical tale of malice, artifice and stunted affection. * Mail on Sunday *
Splendid...spooky, elegant, self-aware and intellectually deft * Telegraph *
[An] unnerving thriller. * Stylist *
Absolutely superb. * Saga Magazine *
McGrath delivers another accomplished novel. * Woman & Home *
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