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The Childs Child

The Childs Child

(2012)
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From "unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time" (Patricia Cornwell), a new novel from Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine, about a brother and sister involved with the same man in contemporary London.

When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings move in together, splitting the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair - until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house. Just as turmoil sets in at Dinmont House, Grace escapes into reading a manuscript - a long-lost novel from 1951 called The Child's Child - never published, due to its frank depictions of an unwed mother and a homosexual relationship. The book is the story of two siblings born a few years after World War One. This brother and sister, John and Maud, mirror the present-day Andrew and Grace: a homosexual brother and a sister carrying an illegitimate child. Acts of violence and sex will reverberate through their stories. The Child's Child is an ingenious novel-within-a-novel about family, betrayal, and disgrace. A master of psychological suspense, Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine, takes us where violence and social taboos collide. She shows how society's treatment of those it once considered undesirable has changed - and how sometimes it hasn't.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : Hardback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 067092220X / 9780670922208 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

January 2013 : Hardback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1611736145 / 9781611736144 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

December 2012 : Hardback
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 145169489X / 9781451694895
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2014 : Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0385679394 / 9780385679398 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   

June 2013 : Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0241963575 / 9780241963579 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

June 2013 : Paperback
Title: Childs Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0241963583 / 9780241963586 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

October 2013 : Paperback
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1476704279 / 9781476704272
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2012 : Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0670922218 / 9780670922215 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

December 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0385679378 / 9780385679374 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

October 2013 : Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469276100 / 9781469276106
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2013 : MP3 CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469278499 / 9781469278490
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2013 : Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1471303276 / 9781471303272
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2013 : Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 147130325X / 9781471303258
Publisher: AudioGo LTd
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469276054 / 9781469276052
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469276089 / 9781469276083
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : MP3 CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469276097 / 9781469276090
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : MP3 CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469276070 / 9781469276076
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: B00ADNP6CQ / 9780241963579
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: B007HACCC0
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   

 


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