A Spell of Winter

A Spell of Winter - Penguin Essentials

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Synopsis

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

'Tense, dark and intensely gripping . . . written so seductively that passages sing out from the page ' Sunday Times

Cathy and her brother, Rob, don't know why they have been abandoned by their parents. Alone in their grandfather's decaying country house, they roam the wild grounds freely with minds attuned to the rural wilderness. Lost in their own private world, they seek and find new lines to cross.

But as the First World War draws closer, crimes both big and small threaten the delicate refuge they have built. Cathy will do anything to protect their dark Eden from anyone, or anything, that threatens to destroy it.

'An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity' Guardian

'Stops you in your tracks with the beauty of its writing' Observer


'Has a strong and sensuous magic' The Times

'Her spellbinding, lyrical prose is close to poetry' Daily Mail

Book information

ISBN: 9780241986523
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 178g
Height: 111mm
Width: 180mm
Spine width: 31mm