In a remote, crumbling house in the Fens live four sisters?Agatha, Milly, and Ellen and Esther?identical twins so closely linked as to be almost one person. They have lived there all their lives, trapped still by the fear of their dead father, who governs his daughters' lives from beyond the grave. And then there is George, another inhabitant, imprisoned in the cellar.
Little by little, macabre events come to light: events that transform an idyllic country childhood into a world of eccentric isolation.
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As the story unfolds, the past and present are brought together to reveal the macabre events that transformed four elderly sisters' idyllic Fenland childhood into a history of confinement, suicide, incest and murder. This novel won both the Somerset Maugham and Betty Trask Awards.Product Description:
Left on their own after their mother's death, Agatha, Milly, and their two twin sisters grow old together in a grim, isolated farmhouse, bound together by a shameful family secret. Reprint.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0689121296
Book Description Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0689121296
Book Description Atheneum. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0689121296 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0347621
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