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  • Published: 11 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241963579
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

The Child's Child




What sort of betrayal would drive a brother and sister apart?

When Grace and her brother Andrew inherit their grandmother's house in Hampstead, they decide to move in together. It seems the obvious thing to do: they've always got on well, the house is large enough to split down the middle, and neither of them likes partying or loud music. There's one thing they've forgotten though: what if one of them wants to bring a lover into the house? When Andrew's partner James moves in, it alters the balance - with almost fatal consequences.The Child's Child is an intriguing examination of betrayal in a family, and of those two once-unmentionable subjects, illegitimacy and homosexuality.

  • Published: 11 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241963579
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Barbara Vine

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. Viking have published her twelve previous novels, including A Dark Adapted Eye, which won the Crime Writer's association Gold Dagger Award, and more recently Grasshopper, The Blood Doctor and The Minotaur. Ruth Rendell sits in the house of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.

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Praise for The Child's Child

Cracking stuff. The Vine continues to flourish . . . (A) miracle of storytelling with her customary aplomb and cool composure

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