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Rendell, Ruth. FATAL INVERSION (AS BARBARA VINE) - Book Club Associates 1987

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Fatal Inversion (As Barbara Vine) by Ruth Rendell. 1987 - Book Club Associates. For sale is a book club. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Fatal Inversion (As Barbara Vine) by Ruth Rendell, published in 1987 by Book Club Associates.

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Title Fatal Inversion (As Barbara Vine)
Author Ruth Rendell
Publisher Book Club Associates
Edition book club
Copyright Year 1987
Cover Price 0.00
No. Pages 317
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.55

The book is a book club version but of the same size and quality as the original version as evidenced by being stated on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete, unpriceclipped but showing no price. It has a small crease to the inside of the front flap.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell has won many awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's best crime novel with A Demon in My View; a second Edgar in 1984 from the Mystery Writers of America for the best short story, The New Girl Friend; a Gold Dagger award for Live Flesh in 1986. She was also the winner of the 1990 Sunday Times Literary award, as well as the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.

Synopsis of this title

In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there, what they are doing or how they are to live; they scavenge, steal and sell the family heirlooms.In short, they exist. Ten years later, the bodies of a woman and a child are discovered in the Hall's animal cemetery. Which woman? Whose child?

Reviews of this title


'I defy anyone to guess the conclusion, but looking back, the clues are seen to be there, unobtrusively but cunningly planted, so that it seems one should have known all along. The curtain is drawn back to reveal rather than to surprise; a most satisfying end' Daily Telegraph

'An absolute winner, nimbly written with all the Dickensian virtues of vivid characterization, fine prose style and a cunningly devised plot that shifts and twists and keeps you on the edge of your chair' Daily Mail

'The story is brilliant, the ending a perfect bit of irony... Barbara Vine has the kind of near-Victorian narrative drive... that compels a reader to go on turning the pages' - Julian Symons, Sunday Times

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