Harriet Said--

Harriet Said-- - Virago Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Harriet Said is a highly plotted horror tale that turns the "Obstinate Questionings" of puberty into deadly weapons' NEW YORK TIMES

'An extremely original and disconcerting story' DAILY TELEGRAPH


'A sharp, chilling novel . . . The ending has real shock effect' SUNDAY TIMES

A girl returns from boarding school to her sleepy Merseyside hometown and waits to be reunited with her childhood friend, Harriet, chief architect of all their past mischief. She roams listlessly along the shoreline and the woods still pitted with wartime trenches and encounters 'the Tsar' - almost old, unhappily married, both dangerously fascinating and repulsive.

Pretty, malevolent Harriet finally arrives - and over the course of the long holidays draws her friend into a scheme to beguile then humiliate the Tsar, with disastrous, shocking consequences.

A gripping portrayal of adolescent transgression, Beryl Bainbridge's classic first novel remains as subversive today as when it was written.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844088607
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 160g
Height: 196mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 13mm