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Diane Setterfield : The Thirteenth Tale

Author: Diane Setterfield
Title: The Thirteenth Tale
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Date: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 0752881671
Publisher: Orion
Weight: 0.88 pounds
Size: 1.22 x 5.12 x 7.8 inches
Edition: New Ed
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Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once the imposing home of the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, Charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House conceals a chilling secret whose impact still resonates… Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has the house been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic author Vida Winter? And what is it in Margaret's own troubled past that causes her to fall so powerfully under Angelfield's spell?
Reviews: Voracious_Reader (USA: VA) (2009/04/14):
I can't begin to explain how much I enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It was marvelous. If you love Rebecca or Jane Eyre, then please pick up The Thirteenth Tale. The only disappointing thing is that the author has published no other books (at least that I can find). It was a wonderful read. "Do you intend to tell me the truth?" one of its characters asks. Is that really the point of a good story?

It was mesmerizing. Finally, a book written by someone who clearly adores books and the written word. The story is dark, but not humorless. I certainly wont be putting this one up to trade on I loved it. It had everything that a novel should: it had a good point; it was superbly written; and I can't stop comparing other books to it. I finished it weeks ago, reading at least four other books since then and none of them compare.

Denise (United Kingdom) (2009/06/15):
I really enjoyed this book - one for anyone with an interest in the classics. Loads of light references to classic novels and a great mystery tale which twists and turns elegantly.

A boo for booklovers where the main character is a booklover - almost perfect.

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