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THE CHILD'S CHILD

When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings decide to move in together. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for them, until the day Andrew brings home a boyfriend. James is a devilishly handsome novelist, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change their lives. Just as turmoil sets in at Dinmont House, Grace escapes into reading a manuscript, a novel from 1951 called The Child's Child, never published, due to its frank sexual depictions. The book is the story of two siblings, John and Maud, born a few years after World War I, a story that eerily mirrors the present-day Andrew and Grace.

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  • "When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings decide to move in together. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for them, until the day Andrew brings home a boyfriend. James is a devilishly handsome novelist, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change their lives. Just as turmoil sets in at Dinmont House, Grace escapes into reading a manuscript, a novel from 1951 called The Child's Child, never published, due to its frank sexual depictions. The book is the story of two siblings, John and Maud, born a few years after World War I, a story that eerily mirrors the present-day Andrew and Grace."
  • "When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings decide to move in together. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for them, until the day Andrew brings home a boyfriend. James is a devilishly handsome novelist, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change their lives. Just as turmoil sets in at Dinmont House, Grace escapes into reading a manuscript, a novel from 1951 called The Child's Child, never published, due to its frank sexual depictions. The book is the story of two siblings, John and Maud, born a few years after World War I, a story that eerily mirrors the present-day Andrew and Grace."@en
  • "Wanneer een broer en zus gaan wonen in het huis dat ze van hun oma hebben geërfd, lijken ze alles goed voor elkaar te hebben totdat hij thuiskomt met een geliefde."
  • "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 the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair'until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house. Just as turmoil sets in at Dinmont House, Grace escapes into reading a manuscript'a long-lost novel from 1951 called The Child's Child'never published because of its frank depictions of an unwed mother and a homosexual relationship. The book is the story of two siblings born a few years after World War One. This brother and sister, John and Maud, mirror the present-day Andrew and Grace: a homosexual brother and a sister carrying an illegitimate child. Acts of violence and sex will reverberate through their stories. The Child's Child is an enormously clever, brilliantly constructed novel-within-a-novel about family, betrayal, and disgrace. A master of psychological suspense, Ruth Rendell, in her newest work under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, takes us where violence and social taboos collide. She shows how society's treatment of those it once considered undesirable has changed'and how sometimes it hasn't."@en
  • "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 the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair--until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house."@en
  • "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 the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair--until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house."
  • "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."@en
  • "Inheriting their late grandmother's sprawling, book-filled home in London, siblings Grace and Andrew Easton move in together and initially enjoy a shared life that is complicated by Andrew's gay relationship with a strident novelist, the shattering murder of a friend, and Grace's discovery of a long-lost manuscript."
  • "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 the numerous bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the affectionate pair--until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house. -- From p. [2] of dust jacket."

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Suspense fiction"
  • "Suspense fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Large type books"@en

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  • "THE CHILD'S CHILD"@en
  • "The Child's Child"
  • "The child's child : a novel"
  • "The child's child : a novel"@en
  • "Child's child"
  • "The child's child"
  • "The child's child"@en
  • "The child's child a novel"@en