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The Childs Child

The Childs Child

(2012)
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The Child's Child is the new crime novel by bestselling, prize-winning author Barbara Vine

What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart?

When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house, they surprise few people by deciding to move in together. But they've always got on well and the London house is large enough to split down the middle.

There's just one thing they've not taken into account though. What if one of them wants to bring a lover to the house? When Andrew's partner James moves in, and immediately picks a fight about the treatment of gay men, the balance is altered - with almost fatal consequences.

Barbara Vine's is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, and The Child's Child is the first book she has published under that name since The Birthday Present in 2008. It's an intriguing examination of betrayal in families, and of those two once-unmentionable subjects, illegitimacy and homosexuality. A taut, thrilling read, it will be enjoyed by readers of P.D. James and Ian Rankin.

'The Rendell/Vine partnership has for years been producing consistently better work than most Booker winners put together' Ian Rankin

'She deploys her peerless skills in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the murky impulses of desire and greed.

Ruth rendall has published fourteen novels under the Vine name, two of which, Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet, won the prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Also available in Penguin by Barbara Vine: The Minotaur, The Blood Doctor, Grasshopper, The Chimney Sweeper's Boy, The Brimstone Wedding, No Night is Too Long, Asta's Book, King Solomon's Carpet, Gallowglass, The House of Stairs, A Dark-Adapted Eye.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 067092220X / 9780670922208 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1611736145 / 9781611736144 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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December 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 145169489X / 9781451694895 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0385679394 / 9780385679398 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0241963575 / 9780241963579 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Childs Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0241963583 / 9780241963586 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

October 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 1476704279 / 9781476704272 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
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2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0670922218 / 9780670922215 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0385679378 / 9780385679374 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469276100 / 9781469276106 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1469278499 / 9781469278490 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
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March 2013 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1471303276 / 9781471303272 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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March 2013 : UK Audible edition
Title: The Child's Child (Unabridged)
Author(s): Barbara Vine

Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

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

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

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

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

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

December 2012 : UK Audible edition
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel (Unabridged)
Author(s): Barbara Vine

Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine

Publisher: Penguin
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December 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Child's Child
Author(s): Barbara Vine

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Child's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine

Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   

 


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