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Dr. Gruber's daughter

Author: Janice Elliott
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in 1953, this story revolves around the terrible secret of 161 Radpole Road, which is ruled by the wheelchair-bound Ilse Lamprey. Although the eponymous Dr. Gruber emerges early in this novel to eat pork chops and pig's innards with a middle-European countess who pays for his meal out of her dwindling supply of diamonds, his daughter appears much later, to turn a story already dense with innuendo into a tale of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Elliott
ISBN: 0340397624 9780340397626
OCLC Number: 13667516
Description: 158 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Janice Elliott.

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Set in 1953, this story revolves around the terrible secret of 161 Radpole Road, which is ruled by the wheelchair-bound Ilse Lamprey. Although the eponymous Dr. Gruber emerges early in this novel to eat pork chops and pig's innards with a middle-European countess who pays for his meal out of her dwindling supply of diamonds, his daughter appears much later, to turn a story already dense with innuendo into a tale of intrigue. The girl, who calls herself Vera, comes to live in a cottage presided over by Ilse Lamprey, who loathes the illegal immigrants she is forced to take in as lodgers but daren't expose herself and her secret to a more venturesome clientele. Ilse is attended by Babakov, a half-demented slavey who owes her his life but who willingly relinquishes his duties to Vera. Ilse's food immediately becomes tastier, an eventuality that, considering that the girl resembles a woman long since dead, dulls Ilse's appetite. Vera is never idle: she extorts payment from the men she seduces, commits a murder and at every opportunity climbs up to the attic on a mysterious mission. Eventually, however, she becomes the victim of her own evil. After a complicated, sometimes hilarious, always absorbing series of events, Vera and Dr. Gruber's identities are revealed in the pages of Ilse's confession.

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