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Talking to the Dead by Helen Dunmore

Talking to the Dead is bestselling author Helen Dunmore's fourth novel.There's nothing closer than sisters . . . Unloved by their distant mother, Isabel and Nina cemented their bond in childhood when tragedy struck the family. Many yeas later, with the difficult birth of Isabel's first child, it is Nina who comes to stay and help out her older sister. But Nina has other, important reasons for being under her sister's roof - not least of these is Isabel's husband, Richard.The tragedy that drew two sisters together so many years ago still has the power to wrench them apart . . . 'A writer of quiet deadly power . . . it takes two paragraphs to hook you. Don't resist' Time Out'Dunmore's capacity for hauntingly psychological storytelling is on brilliant display' Sunday Times'Flies off the page, startling the reader with its brilliance' Financial TimesHelen Dunmore has published eleven novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness , which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphan; Counting the Stars and The Betrayal, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.

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Thrilling...a book to read in one enthralled sitting * The Times * Helen Dunmore is a writer of quiet, deadly power...this is taut, committed writing at its best, and it takes about two paragraphs to hook you. Don't resist * Daily Mail * Talking to the Dead flies off the page, startling the reader with its brilliance * Financial Times * This is a memorable and assured work * Sunday Times * Helen Dunmore is a writer of quiet, deadly power...this is taut, committed writing at its best, and it takes about two paragraphs to hook you. Don't resist * Daily Mail *


About the Author

Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore was the author of fourteen novels. Her first, Zennor in Darkness, explored the events which led to D H Lawrence’s expulsion from Cornwall (on suspicion of spying) during the First World War. It won the McKitterick Prize. Her third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize, now the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Siege, set during the Siege of Leningrad, was described by Antony Beevor as ‘a world-class novel’ and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Orange Prize.

Helen Dunmore’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages and she was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She died in June 2017.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th October 2007

Author

Helen Dunmore

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Author's Website

www.helendunmore.com/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780141033594

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