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The grain of truth

Author: Nina Bawden
Publisher: London : Virago, 1993. ©1968
Series: Virago modern classics, no. 387.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emma's anxious and manipulative plea, 'Someone listen to me', opens- and closes- this deliciously uncomfortable novel in which Nina Bawden explores myriad emotional disguises with her characteristic acuity. When Emma's father-in-law falls down the stairs to his death, she is convinced she pushed him in an act of wish-fulfilment. To her husband Henry and her close friend Holly, this is unthinkable. Guilt is simply  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1853814245 9781853814242
OCLC Number: 28708591
Notes: Originally published : Britain : Longman, 1968.
Description: 206 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Virago modern classics, no. 387.
Responsibility: Nina Bawden.

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Emma, Holly and Henry -- each tells their story in turn, illuminating and distorting their separate versions of truth. As they do so, an intricate jigsaw of the private deceits with which they shore  Read more...

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