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Harriet Said... A Virago Modern Classic

by Beryl Bainbridge, Linda Grant

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

Harriet Said... A Virago Modern Classic Synopsis

A girl returns from boarding school to her sleepy Merseyside hometown and waits to be reunited with her childhood friend, Harriet, chief architect of all their past mischief. She roams listlessly along the shoreline and the woods still pitted with wartime trenches, and encounters 'the Tsar' - almost old, unhappily married, both dangerously fascinating and repulsive. Pretty, malevolent Harriet finally arrives - and over the course of the long holidays draws her friend into a scheme to beguile then humiliate the Tsar, with disastrous, shocking consequences. A gripping portrayal of adolescent transgression, Beryl Bainbridge's classic first novel remains as subversive today as when it was written.

Harriet Said... A Virago Modern Classic Press Reviews

Compelling, horrifying, dramatic . . . [a] Molotov cocktail of teenage insecurity and dangerously partial understanding of maturity * Evening Standard * A sharp, chilling novel . . . The ending has real shock effect * Sunday Times * An extremely original and disconcerting story * Daily Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844088607
Publication date: 6th December 2012
Author: Beryl Bainbridge, Linda Grant
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Beryl Bainbridge, Linda Grant

Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010) wrote eighteen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television. Five of her novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Every Man for Himself and Injury Time won the Whitbread Prize, The Bottle Factory Outing won the Guardian Fiction Prize and Master Georgie won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Four of her novels including An Awfully Big Adventure were adapted for film. In 2011, Bainbridge was honoured posthumously with a special Best of Beryl Man Booker Prize in recognition of her outstanding career. Her final novel, The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress, was published ...

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