Barbara Vine The Child's Child

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The Child's Child

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9780241963586: The Child's Child

The Child's Child is the new crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine

What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart?

When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house in Hampstead, they decide to move in together. It seems the obvious thing to do: they've always got on well, the house is large enough to split down the middle, and neither of them likes partying or loud music. There's one thing they've forgotten though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover into the house? When Andrew's partner James moves in, it alters the balance - with almost fatal consequences.

Barbara Vine's is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and The Child's Child is the first book she has published under that name since The Birthday Present in 2008. It's an intriguing examination of betrayal in families, and of those two once-unmentionable subjects, illegitimacy and homosexuality.

A taut, thrilling read, it will be enjoyed by readers of P.D. James and Ian Rankin.

'Cracking stuff. The Vine continues to flourish . . . (A) miracle of storytelling with her customary aplomb and cool composure' Express on The Child's Child

'The Rendell/Vine partnership has for years been producing consistently better work than most Booker winners put together' Ian Rankin


Ruth rendall has published fourteen novels under the Vine name, two of which, Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet, won the prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Also available in Penguin by Barbara Vine: The Minotaur, The Blood Doctor, Grasshopper, The Chimney Sweeper's Boy, The Brimstone Wedding, No Night is Too Long, Asta's Book, King Solomon's Carpet, Gallowglass, The House of Stairs, A Dark-Adapted Eye.

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Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world (Ian Rankin)

Cracking stuff. The Vine continues to flourish . . . (A) miracle of storytelling with her customary aplomb and cool composure (Express on THE CHILD's CHILD)

Vine is not afraid to walk down the mean streets of the mind and can build up an almost tangible atmosphere of menace and unease ( Daily Telegraph)

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Barbara Vine was the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and Viking published all of her books under that name.

Rendell was an exceptional crime writer, with worldwide sales of approximately 20 million copies, and regular Sunday Times bestsellers.

Rendell won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

Ruth Rendell died in May 2015.

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Rendell, Ruth. Vine, Barbara.
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Descrizione libro Penguin. 1 Paperback(s), 2013. soft. Condizione libro: New. Here is a fiendishly intricate novel-within-a-novel by multiple Gold Dagger and Edgar Award winner Ruth Rendell, writing here as Barbara Vine. Grown siblings Grace and Andrew decide to share the sprawling London house they've inherited from their grandmother. But Andrew's handsome new boyfriend James throws disharmony into their home, and Grace retreats into a manuscript she's discovered—a lost 1951 novel depicting a homosexual brother living with a sister who carries an illegitimate child."'Subtle' is an inadequate word for Ruth Rendell. So are 'crafty,' 'cunning,' 'clever' and 'sly.' Although these are accurate descriptions of her confounding technique, a better word would be 'surprising.' Whatever it is you might think Rendell is up to, especially when she's writing as Barbara Vine—that's not it."—NYTBR 279. Codice libro della libreria 60393

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Descrizione libro Penguin, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria UA9780241963586

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Descrizione libro Penguin UK Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 168x98x21 mm. Neuware - When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house in Hampstead, they decide to move in together. It seems the obvious thing to do.There's one thing they've forgotten though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover into the house When Andrew's partner James moves in, it alters the balance - with almost fatal consequences. 279 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241963586

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Descrizione libro Penguin UK Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 168x98x21 mm. Neuware - When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house in Hampstead, they decide to move in together. It seems the obvious thing to do.There's one thing they've forgotten though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover into the house When Andrew's partner James moves in, it alters the balance - with almost fatal consequences. 279 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241963586

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Descrizione libro Penguin UK Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 168x98x21 mm. Neuware - When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house in Hampstead, they decide to move in together. It seems the obvious thing to do.There's one thing they've forgotten though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover into the house When Andrew's partner James moves in, it alters the balance - with almost fatal consequences. 279 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241963586

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Descrizione libro Penguin UK Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 168x98x21 mm. Neuware - When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house in Hampstead, they decide to move in together. It seems the obvious thing to do.There's one thing they've forgotten though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover into the house When Andrew's partner James moves in, it alters the balance - with almost fatal consequences. 279 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241963586

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd (UK) Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. 180x111x25 mm. Neuware - 279 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780241963586

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Descrizione libro Penguin, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Codice libro della libreria 9780241963586N

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