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Envy by Judy Corbett
  

Envy

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A great page turner as you wonder what evil plan Diane will hatch next in trying to go one better than her friend Isabel. Isabel is completely oblivious to Dianeâs plans which makes the story all the more compelling as we watch a life slowly and subtly being destroyed through envy. Gripping stuff.

If you like Judy Corbett you might also like to read books by Jane Elmor and Sadie Jones.

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Envy by Judy Corbett

What happens when your beloved only daughter's friend turns out to be a destructive cuckoo in the nest? When girlish charm turns to seduction and teenage friendship to manipulation. How can just one teenage girl wreak havoc on a decent, loving household?

Envy is a uniquely absorbing novel focusing on two teenage girls. Isabel the charmed, golden daughter of a wealthy, devoted daddy, and Diane, whose bitter, downtrodden mother lives on a rented cottage on Isabel's family's land. They become friends and Diane, our compelling narrator, driven by her loveless childhood and terrible envy, manoeuvres her way into the family, and slowly begins to break them apart.

Running through this suspensful, shocking novel, are undertones of heat, sexuality and betrayal. After her highly acclaimed account of life in a medieval castle, Envy shows Judy Corbett to be a novelist of unusual precision and style. A distinctive writer who reveals the malice in youth and the destructiveness of love.

Envy is a powerful, gripping read and darkly enjoyable twist on the coming-of-age novel.


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About the Author

Judy Corbett trained as an antiquarian book-binder and lives in a medieval castle in the foothills of Snowdonia. She wrote about her and her husband's experiences of rescuing a crumbling mansion in the much praised Castles in the Air. Envy is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th March 2008

Author

Judy Corbett

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780091910655

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