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The Twins by Saskia Sarginson
  

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A deeply moving, gripping read, this is a novel about the secrets we all carry with us, and the bonds between twins that can never be broken. It is an astonishing debut.

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The Twins by Saskia Sarginson

They were identical in every way Until the unthinkable tore them apart Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they've grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a flat in London, and Viola, desperately unhappy and struggling with a lifelong eating disorder. What happened all those years ago to set the twins on such different paths to adulthood? As both women start to unravel the escalating tragedies of a half-remembered summer, terrifying secrets from the past come rushing back - and threaten to overwhelm their adult lives...

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'Everybody has an opinion about twins and the bond between them. Well, this novel has two sets of twins and will make you curious to know more. The competition, the struggle for power but also the loyalty between them are extraordinary ... This novel reads like a modern fairy tale, I loved it' Pages & Pages, Sydney

'Beautifully written with characters you'll learn to love' Dymocks Rouse Hill, Sydney

'Sarginson's debut is a timeless and riveting piece that echoes the mystique and beauty of the lush, English countryside ... bewitching' RT Book Reviews

About the Author

Saskia Sarginson was awarded a distinction in her MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway after a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and a BA in Fashion Design & Communications. Before becoming a full-time author, Saskia's writing experience included being a health and beauty editor on women's magazines, a ghost writer for the BBC and HarperCollins and copy-writing and script editing. Saskia lives in south London with her four children.

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Publication date

20th August 2013

Author

Saskia Sarginson

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Publisher

Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780749958695

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