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The thirteenth tale : a novel

Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Washington Square Press, 2007. ©2006
Series: WSP readers club.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Emily Bestler Books/Washington Square Press trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Setterfield
ISBN: 9780743298032 0743298039
OCLC Number: 1052665529
Notes: "Featuring a Washington Square Press readers club guide" -- Page [4] of cover.
Description: 406, 10 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: WSP readers club.
Other Titles: 13th tale
Responsibility: Diane Setterfield.

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Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness-featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

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