The Silent Twins

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Paperback (18 Apr 1996)

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Publisher's Synopsis

The astounding true story behind the major new motion picture starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance, with a new epilogue from the author

'A compelling and tragic story' Mail on Sunday
'Breathtaking' Independent
'Extraordinary' Oliver Sacks, New York Times Review of Books

When identical twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons were three they began to reject communication with anyone but each other, and so began a childhood bound together in a strange and secret world. As they grew up, love and hate united to push them to the extreme margins of society and, following a five week spree of vandalism and arson, the silent twins were sentenced to a gruelling twelve-year detention in Broadmoor.

Award-winning investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace delves into the twins' silent world, revealing their genius, alienation and the mystic bond by which the extremes of good and evil ended in possession and death.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099586418
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Reissue
DEWEY: 362.210922
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 266g
Height: 189mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 21mm