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The Thirteenth Tale

By Diane Setterfield

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Now a major BBC film, directed by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman.

Now a major BBC film, directed by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman.

Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, brutal, dangerous Charlie, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart...

Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has Angelfield been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic writer Vida Winter? And what is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life?

As Margaret digs deeper, two parallel stories unfold, and the tale she uncovers sheds a disturbing light on her own life...

Biographical Notes

Born in Berkshire, Diane Setterfield was educated at Theale Green Comprehensive School and Bristol University. Her degree in French literature led her to teach in universities in England and France, where she lived for several years. Diane's previous publications have been in the field of 19th and 20th century French literature, specialising in the writings of André Gide. After returning to the UK, Diane ran a business teaching French to those intending to live in France. She lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9780752881676
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 2007
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Orion
A fireside mystery with all the grisly trimmings — Catherine Shoard, Evening Standard
This surprise bestseller is an enjoyably windswept story of incest, unnatural love and northern nastiness — Emma Hagestadt, INDEPENDENT
highly accomplished...intriguing twists galore — Katie Owen, Daily Telegraph
a captivating read — FIRST
A firesdie mystery with all the grisly trimmings — LONDON LITE
An involving and engrossing tale full of twists and turns...hard to put down! — My Weekly
riveting from start to finish — THE LADY
The Thirteenth Tale has all the ingredients of a gripping thriller with twists, turns and false leads to keep you guessing...a beautifully written and absorbing mystery — WOMAN & HOME
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