The Child's Child: A Novel

The Child's Child: A Novel


From three-time Edgar Award–winning mystery writer Ruth Rendell, writing here under her Barbara Vine pseudonym, an ingenious novel-within-a-novel about brothers and sisters and the violence lurking behind our society’s taboos.

When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings move in together, splitting… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Comparing the experiences of John and Maud with those of Grace and Andrew more than 60 years later offers much scope for thought and consideration about how far society has come --- and how far we still have to go.

The overwhelming sadness of the events in both stories is leavened by the matter-of-fact firmness with which Vine measures them out. Not even fans who expect more felonies will be able to put this one down.

Book Details  

Publisher: Scribner (December 04, 2012)

Collection: Scribner

Parent ISBN: 9781476704272

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.9 MB

Language: English

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