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The thirteenth tale : a novel

Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Atria Books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 9780743298025 0743298020
OCLC Number: 67361489
Description: 406 p. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: 13th tale
Responsibility: Diane Setterfield.
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When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.

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Thirteenth Tale has flaws

by PoageCenter (WorldCat user published 2010-11-19) Good Permalink

The Thirteenth Tale has a awesome ending which makes the read a good one; however, the idea of twins having such a psychic connection is nonsense. Being a twin I found the entire subject laughable. My brother and I are close because we share experiences, not because we are twins. Making the sisters...
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Best Novel I've red in year

by YahooLink (WorldCat user published 2010-11-17) Very Good Permalink

I'm not a novel reader, but this was a joy to read.  It kept bringing me back for more which is a challenge with my attention spaz brain.  Good read.  Highly recommended.

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Novel that keeps you guessing

by postalart10150 (WorldCat user published 2008-07-03) Excellent Permalink

This novel is a great suspense novel in the same style of the old Victorian novels.  Although you aren't quite sure what time period the story takes place, it adds to the effect.  The story is about a biographer and reclusive and elusive famous author who tells the truth about her life which...
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