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When Nights Were Cold

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 31 Jan 2013
An unsettling, atmospheric tale of ambition and rivalry, madness and revenge, in the vein of Sarah Waters and Beryl BainbridgeAs Queen Victoria's reign reaches its end, Grace Farringdon dreams of polar explorations and of escape from her stifling home with her protective parents and eccentric, agoraphobic sister. But when Grace secretly applies to Candlin, a women's college filled with intelligent, like-minded women, she finally feels her ambitions beginning to be take shape. There she forms an Antarctic Exploration Society with the gregarious suffragette Locke, the reserved and studious Hooper, and the strange, enigmatic Parr, and before long the group are defying their times and their families by climbing the peaks of Snowdonia and planning an ambitious trip to the perilous Alps. Fifteen years later, trapped in her Dulwich home, Grace is haunted by the terrible events that took place out on the mountains. She is the society's only survivor and for years people have demanded the truth of what happened, the group's horrible legacy a millstone around her neck. Now, as the eve of World War II approaches, Grace is finally ready to remember and to confess.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780330544849
ISBN-10: 0330544845
Pagini: 341
Dimensiuni: 130 x 196 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Picador USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Recenzii

"An atmospheric, beautifully controlled account of intense female friendship and ambition. And it's also a gripping psychological thriller." --"Guardian"
"A vivid, shivery tale of obsession and emancipation in Edwardian England. . . . Eerily atmospheric, Jones' novel is a pitch perfect study of the volatile emotions that can transform friendships." --"Marie Claire"

Notă biografică

Susanna Jones grew up in Yorkshire and studied drama at London University. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages and has won the CWA John Creasey Dagger, a Betty Trask Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She lives in Brighton. Available from Susanna Jones: The Earthquake Bird, The Missing Person's Guide to Love