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  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141037608
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 456
  • RRP: $12.99
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Barbara Vine's The Chimney Sweeper's Boy is one of the finest, most accomplished and chilling tales of psychological suspense ever written. When a sudden heart attack kills author Gerald Candless, his adoring daughter Sarah embarks on a memoir of her beloved father. But Sarah's investigations turn up someone very different from the man she had known - proof that he wasn't Gerald Candless at all. The Chimney Sweeper's Boy is a troubling tale of taboo, family guilt and personal identity.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141037608
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 456
  • RRP: $12.99

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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