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Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too l

Author Diane Setterfield

Pages 416

Publisher Doubleday Canada

Published Date 2009-03-16

ISBN 030737193X 9780307371935

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molly_hans shared a tip "Who recommended this to me? Thank you! The audiobook is exceptional. And I'm very picky! 😛"

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RWilson shared a tip "Intriguing and creepy, this book keeps you guessing until the end."

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nichole_hohn shared a tip "Good writing, original"

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louise_helton shared a tip "A little creepy, amazing story"

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marielle_roberts shared a tip "It was interesting but a little hard to get into"

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echo_ shared a tip "As wonderful as the story is, the writing is even better."

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melanie_hardy_9566 shared a tip "Loved this. So good"

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laurie_pietz_235 shared a tip "this book had a lot of mystery to it."

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rachel_rhodes_2988 shared a tip "Very cozy and addicting. Didn't take long before finishing."

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erica_sherrow shared a tip "If you enjoy a mystery with some dark twists, I would say go for it. It can be a little slow in the beginning."

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kirstie_bard shared a tip "Beautifully written and haunting story!"

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hannah_meadows_4529 shared a tip "This book totally sucked me into it! I actually stopped hearing the music that was playing in the room where I was reading."

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