Rachel Edwards - Author

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Rachel Edwards lives in Oxfordshire with her husband, stepdaughter and stepson. She was inspired to write Darling after being subjected to racist abuse the morning after the 2016 EU referendum. This is her first novel.

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Darling The Addictive Thriller with a Shocking Twist

Darling The Addictive Thriller with a Shocking Twist

Author: Rachel Edwards Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

A white teenage girl clashes with her new black stepmother in this debut reading group thriller `Similar in spirit to We Need to Talk About Kevin' Sunday Times `Sure to be a reading group favourite' Metro `Stunning' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request `A brilliant and surprising chameleon of a novel ... the twists and turns left me reeling' Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe `A page-turning thriller that grips the reader ... I read through the night to discover the dramatic denouement' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat `I devoured Darling in a couple of days; told by two unforgettable female narrators, it's urgent, original and genuinely unputdownable' Clare Fisher, author of All the Good Things `Dark, provocative and a refreshing take on the psychological thriller genre. Darling and Lola are both brilliant creations' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake Lola doesn't particularly want a new stepmother. Especially not one who has come out of nowhere and only been with her dad for three months. And - she's not racist or anything - but since when did her dad fancy black women anyway? Darling didn't particularly want a new stepdaughter. Especially not one as spiteful and spoilt as Lola. She does want Lola's dad though. And he wants her, so that's that: Darling and Lola will just have to get used to each other. Unless Lola can find a way to get rid of Darling.

Darling

Darling

Author: Rachel Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

A white teenage girl clashes with her new black stepmother in this debut thriller with an unforgettable twist `Grips the reader with its twisty exploration of the complex relationship between step mother and step daughter' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat `Oh so good' Elle `Told by two unforgettable female narrators, it's urgent, original and genuinely unputdownable' Clare Fisher, author of All the Good Things `Similar in spirit to We Need to Talk About Kevin' Sunday Times `Sure to be a reading group favourite' Metro `Stunning' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request `Brilliant ... the twists and turns left me reeling' Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe `Dark, provocative and a refreshing take on the psychological thriller genre. Darling and Lola are both brilliant creations' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake I knew she was trouble from the moment I saw her. I felt it as she stood in the doorway that day: disaster. Not just because she was so different, that skin and that hair, as different from me as it's possible to be. There was something wrong about her. Wrong for us. It was never going to work. Now she is dead and only I am left to love him. She is dead, and it's all my fault.

The Papin Sisters

The Papin Sisters

Author: Rachel Edwards, Keith Reader Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2001

The 1933 killing by the Papin sisters of their mistress and her daughter was an act of unexampled violence by women against women, whose repercussions have been felt in French culture ever since. It received wide journalistic coverage at the time, and subsequently prominent literary figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Genet have dealt with the case, which has also formed the basis of a stage play (by Wendy Kesselmann) and films by Nico Papatakis, Nancy Meckler and Claude Chabrol. The case casts fascinating light on French provincial life between the wars, the role of women (especially unmarried ones) in French society, and French views of the criminal outsider. Its impact on psychoanalytic discourse, through the work first of Jacques Lacan, then of Francis Dupre and Marie-Magdeleine Lessana, has also been considerable, notably in its contribution to the development of the key notion of the mirror-phase. The almost obsessive recurrence of the case makes of it a fascinating prism through which to examine multiple aspects of recent French culture.

The Papin Sisters

The Papin Sisters

Author: Rachel Edwards, Keith Reader Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2001

The 1933 killing by the Papin sisters of their mistress and her daughter was an act of unexampled violence by women against women, whose repercussions have been felt in French culture ever since. It received wide journalistic coverage at the time, and subsequently prominent literary figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Genet have dealt with the case, which has also formed the basis of a stage play (by Wendy Kesselmann) and films by Nico Papatakis, Nancy Meckler and Claude Chabrol. The case casts fascinating light on French provincial life between the wars, the role of women (especially unmarried ones) in French society, and French views of the criminal outsider. Its impact on psychoanalytic discourse, through the work first of Jacques Lacan, then of Francis Dupre and Marie-Magdeleine Lessana, has also been considerable, notably in its contribution to the development of the key notion of the mirror-phase. The almost obsessive recurrence of the case makes of it a fascinating prism through which to examine multiple aspects of recent French culture.

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