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The Vet's Daughter: A Virago Modern Classic

The Vet's Daughter: A Virago Modern Classic

Author: Barbara Comyns; Jane Gardam (Introduction by)
Series: Virago Modern Classics Ser.
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The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt. After his wife's death, the vet takes up with a crass, needling woman who tries to refashion Alice in her own image. And yet as Alice retreats ever deeper into a dream world, she discovers an extraordinary secret power of her own.

Harrowing and haunting, like an unexpected cross between Flannery O'Connor and Stephen King, The Vet's Daughter is a story of outraged innocence that culminates in a scene of appalling triumph.

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A small Gothic masterpiece. -- Sarah Waters A wonderful and original novel. -- Alan Hollinghurst
Author description
Barbara Comyns (1909-92) was born in Bidford-on-Avon in Warwickshire. She was an artist and writer, worked in advertising, dealt in old cars and antiques, bred poodles and developed property. She was twice married, and she and her second husband lived in Spain for eighteen years, returning to the UK in the early 1970s. She is the author of eleven books, including Sisters by a River (1947), Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (1950), The Vet's Daughter (1959), The Skin Chairs (1962) and A Touch of Mistletoe (1967). She died in Shropshire in 1992
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General Fields

  • : 9781844088386
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : July 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : Barbara Comyns; Jane Gardam (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823/.914