Ruth smiles, but beneath the surface nurses a hatred as powerful as the sea, and as sharp as the coldest of blades. The object of Ruth's malevolence is her cousin, Elizabeth - orphaned at nine months and raised by Ruth's parents as their own - whose very presence stole Ruth's birthright as only child. From this twisted sense of betrayal grows an envy, dark as night, from which there can be but one refuge: Elizabeth's destruction.
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Josephine Hart (1942-2011) was the bestselling author of Damage, Sin, Oblivion and The Reconstructionist. She was a Director of Haymarket Publishing and founded Gallery Poets before going on to produce a number of West End plays. As well writing novels, she was a 'poetry evangelist' and her Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at the British Library inspired two edited poetry books: Catching Life By the Throat and Words that Burn. She was married to Maurice Saatchi and had two sons.From AudioFile:
This novel recounts the lives of Elizabeth Ashbridge and her sister Ruth and the unspoken sibling rivalry between them, which continues into adulthood. Veteran actress Diana Rigg portrays Ruth as sinister and Elizabeth as "perfect," an interesting juxtaposition to the plot, which revolves around family relationships and lusting after husbands. Creating whole personalities, Rigg brings out the underlying evil in Ruth and the basic nŠivetŽ in Elizabeth. Rigg's narration captivates the listener with a smooth performance through the excellent abridgment. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70603130
Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099592215
Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099592215