The Bad Sister

The Bad Sister

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Introduced by Candia McWilliam. The Bad Sister Two Women of London Wild Nights This omnibus edition brings together for the first time three of Tennanta€™s most acclaimed works, all of which share a spiritual affinity. The Bad Sister and Two Women of London retell two Scottish masterpieces of the macabre a€“ James Hogga€™s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Stevensona€™s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a€“ resetting their claustrophobic and terrifying examinations of duality in the contemporary environment of London through female protagonists. The third book, Wild Nights, is a tour de force of descriptive writing as well as a tale of old love and family friction, and completes a trilogy of immense power and enduring value. a€˜Tennant has the authentic knack of tapping into onea€™s mental and nervous wiring . . . to read her is to feel oneself in the grip of something as absorbing and impossible not to respond to as a close family.a€™ Candia McWilliam a€˜The yeara€™s best novel . . . a whirlwind of pure imagination, and for that reason far more a€œreala€ than most so-called fiction: as exhilarating as racing the rapids in a glass gondola with a white witch at the helm.a€™ J.G. Ballard on The Bad SisterSo it is with these three books, The Bad Sister, TwoWomen of London and Wild Nights. ... For Emma Tennant has the authentic knack of tapping into onea#39;s mental and nervous wiring, more especially if one is a Scot. So marked is this disturbing anbsp;...

Title:The Bad Sister
Author:Emma Tennant
Publisher:Canongate Books - 2010-07-01


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