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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

All children mythologize their birth ... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist. The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself - all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life.

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  • "Thirteenth tale"@it
  • "Thirteenth tale"
  • "Thirteenth tale"@es
  • "Thirteenth tale"@pl
  • "13-ta opowieść"
  • "Cuento trece"
  • "Cuento número 13"
  • "Câu chuyện thứ mưới ba"
  • "13th tale"
  • "13th tale"@en
  • "Di 13 ge gu shi"
  • "第13個故事"

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  • "All children mythologize their birth ... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist. The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself - all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life."@en
  • "A compelling emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling. A dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography."
  • "When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny. All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist. The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission. As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves. The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life."@en
  • ""Vida Winter, auteur de best-sellers vivant à l'écart du monde, s'est inventé plusieurs vies à travers des histoires toutes plus étranges les unes que les autres et toutes sorties de son imagination. Aujourd'hui, âgée et malade, elle souhaite enfin lever le voile sur l'extraordinaire existence qui fut la sienne. Sa lettre à Margaret Lea est une injonction : elle l'invite à un voyage dans son passé, à la découverte de ses secrets. Margaret succombe à la séduction de Vida mais, en tant que biographe, elle doit traiter des faits, non de l'imaginaire. Et elle ne croit pas au récit de Vida. Dès lors, les deux femmes vont confronter les fantômes qui hantent leur histoire pour enfin cerner leur propre vérité..." [Source : 4e de couv., tirage 2010]."
  • "Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise--she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels."@en
  • "Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise--she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels."
  • ""'Tell me the truth'. It is a simple request, but one that shakes the reclusive and enigmatic novelist, Vida Winter, to her very core. For has she not spent the past six decades writing fictional lives that have not only brought her fame and fortune but kept her violent and tragic past a secret? Now old and ailing, Vida Winter cannot escape her own history, no matter how many stories she weaves." --COVER."
  • ""Entre mentiras, recuerdos e imaginación se teje la vida de la señora Winter, una famosa novelista ya muy entrada en años que pide ayuda a Margaret, una mujer joven y amante de los libros, para contar por fin la historia de su misterioso pasado. 'Cuénteme la verdad' pide Margaret, pero la verdad duele, y sólo el día en que Vida Winter muera sabremos que secretos encerraba el cuento numero trece, una historia que nadie se había atrevido a escribir"--Reverso de cubierta."@es
  • "A compelling emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling. A dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography.--"
  • "Sie gilt als Englands beliebteste Schriftstellerin, und doch weiss keiner, wer Vida Winter wirklich ist. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hat sie Stillschweigen darüber bewahrt, was damals, in jener Nacht vor rund sechzig Jahren, wirklich geschah, als der Familiensitz der Angelfields bis auf die Grundmauern niederbrannte. Nun, dem Tode nah, erleichtert Vida Winter erstmals ihr Gewissen und gesteht die schockierende Wahrheit über sich und ihre Zwillingsschwester. Diane Setterfield ist promovierte Romanistin und lebte viele Jahre in Frankreich. Bevor sie sich Vollzeit der Schriftstellerei widmete, arbeitete sie als Lehrerin. Ihr Debüt, Die dreizehnte Geschichte, erschien 2007 bei Blessing und wurde mit Vanessa Redgrave in der Hauptrolle von der BBC verfilmt. Diane Setterfield lebt in Oxford."
  • "Een hoogbejaarde Engelse auteur vertelt haar levensverhaal aan de dochter van een boekhandelaar die haar biografie moet publiceren."
  • "When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales. A compelling emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling."
  • "A dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography in this compelling, emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling."
  • "A compelling mystery of family secrets ..."@en
  • ""Tell me the truth." It was a simple request, but one that shook the reclusive author, Vida Winter, to her core. She had spent the last six decades creating alternate lives that brought her fame and fortune, and kept her tragic past a secret. "Tell me the truth." Vida promises Margaret that she would finally reveal the long-held secrets of her extraordinary life. Together, this unlikely pair will confront the ghosts that have haunted their lives for decades."@en
  • "A compelling emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling. A dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography."
  • "Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good."@en
  • "When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales."
  • "When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales."@en
  • "Setterfield's debut novel translates into a great audio book that loses none of the suspense, surprise and satisfaction that come with a wonderful tale. The voices of two of the best dramatic talents working today turn Setterfield's story into a glorious treat for listeners. Henshall, who reads as Margaret Lea, and Redgrave, who plays recluse writer Vida Winter, create mood and tension with their voices, which settles listeners into the narrative with ease. Margaret, a young bookseller and amateur biographer, is chosen by Miss Winter as the recipient of the secret of her tragic past. She reveals, layer by layer, the mesmerizing tale of the Angelfield family that includes murder, insanity, feral twins, a ghost and a fire. Margaret's own past in some ways parallels Miss Winter's, leading them both through the blaze of memory into the truth. Audio fans will be dazzled; fans of the written word will find new depth to The Thirteenth Tale thanks to the rich work of two veteran readers."@en
  • "'The Thirteenth Tale' is a compelling and emotional mystery in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca', about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling."
  • "'The Thirteenth Tale' is a compelling and emotional mystery in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca', about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling."@en
  • ""Entre mentiras, recuerdos e imaginación se teje la vida de la senora Winter, una famosa novelista ya muy entrada en años que pide ayuda a Margaret, una mujer joven y amante de los libros, para contar por fin la historia de su misterioso pasado. 'Cuénteme la verdad' pide Margaret, pero la verdad duele, y solo el día en que Vida Winter muera sabremos que secretos encerraba el cuento número trece, una historia que nadie se habia atrevido a escribir"--Reverso de cubierta."@es
  • "Une jeune femme, fille d'un libraire et passionnée par la littérature, devient la biographe d'une célèbre romancière anglaise. Ce départ situationnel engendre un excellent roman où tombent les secrets. ?[?SDM?]?"
  • "A biographer who is haunted by the untold story of her own birth agrees to work with a reclusive author who has told numerous fictional accounts of her childhood and now wishes to let the truth be known."

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  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "Powieść angielska"
  • "Powieść angielska"@pl
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "General fiction"@en
  • "Verhalend proza"
  • "Suspense fiction"
  • "Roman anglais"
  • "Popular literature"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@es
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Book club kit"@en
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Translations"
  • "Anglické romány"
  • "Novela inglesa"@es
  • "English fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Large type books"@en

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  • "Trzynasta opowieść"
  • "Trzynasta opowieść"@pl
  • "Câu chuyện thứ 13"
  • "El Conte número tretze"@ca
  • "The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel"@en
  • "Den trettonde historien"@sv
  • "La tredicesima storia"@it
  • "La tredicesima storia"
  • "Trinajsta zgodba"@sl
  • "Die dreizehnte Geschichte"
  • "第十三个故事 = The thirteenth tale"
  • "El conte número tretze"
  • "第十三个故事"
  • "Thirteenth tale"@en
  • "Thirteenth tale"
  • "第十三个故事 = Thirteenth tale"
  • "Le treizième conte"
  • "Yyŏl sebŏntchae iyagi : Daian Set?ŏp?ildŭ changp?yŏn : sosŏl =The thirteenth tale"
  • "سىزدهمىن قصه"
  • "第十三個故事"
  • "Trinadt︠s︡atai︠a︡ skazka : roman"
  • "Di shi san ge gu shi = Thirteenth tale"
  • "Trinadt︠s︡atai︠a︡ skazka"
  • "Le treizième conte : [mesonges ou vérités?]"
  • "Di shi san ge gu shi = The thirteenth tale"
  • "Тринадцатая сказка"
  • "Trynadt︠s︡i︠a︡ta lehenda"
  • "The thirteenth tale a novel"@en
  • "The thirteenth tale a novel"
  • "Trinaesetteta prikazna"
  • "Sīzdahumīn qiṣih"
  • "The thirteenth tale"
  • "The thirteenth tale"@en
  • "Тринадцатая сказка : роман"
  • "Kolmastoista kertomus"@fi
  • "Тринадцята легенда"
  • "On üçüncü hikâye"
  • "El Cuento número trece"
  • "Die dreizehnte Geschichte Roman"
  • "The thirteenth tale : a novel"@en
  • "The thirteenth tale : a novel"
  • "Die dreizehnte Geschichte : Roman"
  • "Le treizième conte : [roman]"
  • "Třináctý příběh"
  • "Di shi san ge gu shi"
  • "The Thirteenth Tale"@en
  • "The Thirteenth Tale"
  • "El cuento número trece"@es
  • "El cuento número trece"
  • "˜Dieœ dreizehnte Geschichte Roman"

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