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Joanna Briscoe - Author

About the Author

Joanna Briscoe is the author of Mothers and Other Lovers, Skin and the highly acclaimed Sleep with Me, which was published in ten countries and adapted for ITV Drama by Andrew Davies. She has been a columnist for the Independent and the Guardian, for whom she is now a literary critic. Joanna Briscoe lives in London with her family.

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To Hold

To Hold

Author: Joanna Briscoe Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2016

A short story by Joanna Briscoe from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.In 'To Hold', a woman looks back on her life, which has been defined by three marriages.Edited by Tracy Chevalier, the full collection, Reader, I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Bronte's game-changing novel and its beloved narrator.

Gefahrliche Nahe

Gefahrliche Nahe

Author: Joanna Briscoe Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2015

Eine Kunstlerkolonie im Sudengland der 70er Jahre: Dora, Lehrerin an einer alternativen Schule, einen kreativen Ehemann an ihrer Seite, hat hier ihren Lebenstraum verwirklicht. Ihre Tochter Cecilia hingegen mochte vor dieser Freizugigkeitskultur am liebsten davonlaufen. Nichts wunscht sie sich sehnlicher, als die Topfer- und Kletterkurse gegen klare Regeln und klassische Uniformen einzutauschen. Als der Englischlehrer James Dahl, Absolvent einer Eliteuniversitat, an ihre Schule kommt, verbreitet er erstmals eine Aura der klassischen Bildung und Eleganz in Cecilias Welt. Dora nimmt das Schwarmen ihrer Tochter nicht ernst, sie ist selbst viel zu sehr mit ihrer eigenen Gefuhlswelt beschaftigt: Nach Jahren einer erfullten Ehe fuhlt sie sich ausgerechnet zu Dahls weltlaufiger, charismatischer Frau hingezogen. Sie bemerkt nicht, dass die Schwarmerei ihrer Tochter mehr und mehr Grenzen uberschreitet.

Touched

Touched

Author: Joanna Briscoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

A chilling, deeply creepy Hammer novella by Joanna Briscoe, author of the acclaimed, bestselling novel, Sleep With Me. Rowena Crale and her family have moved from London. They now live in a small English village in a cottage which seems to be resisting all attempts at renovation. Walls ooze damp, stains come through layers of wallpaper, celings sag. And strange noises - voices - emanate from empty rooms. As Rowena struggles with the upheaval of builders while trying to be a dutiful wife and a good mother to her young children, her life starts to disintegrate. And then, one by one, her daughters go missing ...

Touched

Touched

Author: Joanna Briscoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2014

A chilling, deeply creepy Hammer novella by Joanna Briscoe, author of the acclaimed, bestselling novel, Sleep With Me. Rowena Crale and her family have moved from London. They now live in a small English village in a cottage which seems to be resisting all attempts at renovation. Walls ooze damp, stains come through layers of wallpaper, celings sag. And strange noises - voices - emanate from empty rooms. As Rowena struggles with the upheaval of builders while trying to be a dutiful wife and a good mother to her young children, her life starts to disintegrate. And then, one by one, her daughters go missing ...

Sleep With Me

Sleep With Me

Author: Joanna Briscoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2006

Richard and Lelia's child is conceived in a moment of giggling chaos as they dress for a Christmas party. They arrive rudely late and still glowing, and barely register a slight, drab woman in the hall. Sylvie. As their baby grows, so does the presence of Sylvie - she seems to be nowhere, yet everywhere, harmless yet sinister. Richard is seduced by her subtle, inexplicable charm, while Lelia, struggling with Richard's sudden ambivalence towards their baby, finds that she is haunted by painful memories. And Sylvie remains as invisible as she wants to be - that is the source of her power. Beware of mice.