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The Birthday Present written by Ruth Rendell as Barbara Vine performed by Paul Blake and Ruth Sillers on CD (Unabridged)

The Birthday Present written by Ruth Rendell as Barbara Vine performed by Paul Blake and Ruth Sillers on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Ivor Tesham is a handsome, single, young member of Parliament whose political star is on the rise. When he meets a woman in a chance encounter–a beautiful, leggy, married woman named Hebe–the two become lovers obsessed with their trysts, spiced up by what the newspapers like to call “adventure sex.”

A Dark-Adapted Eye written by Ruth Rendell as Barbara Vine performed by Harriet Walter on Audio CD (Unabridged)

A Dark-Adapted Eye written by Ruth Rendell as Barbara Vine performed by Harriet Walter on Audio CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781491535455
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Thriller
Duration:  715 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Ruth Rendell as Barbara Vine
Narrator 1:  Harriet Walter

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"A rich, complex and beautifully crafted novel."  P. D. James "Compulsively readable a carefully devised plot unfolded with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins and Dickens would have admired it." Sunday Times Like most families they had their secrets and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark...

and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors even murder.

"Brilliantly plotted. 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

"Will linger in your memory long after you have closed the book. A first-rate novel." Washington Post

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