LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Daughters Of The House

Paperback edition released 11/03/1993

by Michele Roberts

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Daughters Of The House

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Secrets and lies linger in the very walls of the solid old Normandy house where Therese and Leonie, French and English cousins, grow up after the war. Intrigued by adults' guilty silences and the broken shrine they find in the woods, the girls weave their own fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village's buried shame, a shame that will haunt them both for the rest of their lives.

Visit our 'Women's Words - 60+ works of feminist-minded fiction' to explore our collection of feminist-minded fiction from around the world, and across centuries.

LoveReading

Daughters Of The House Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Secrets and lies linger in the very walls of the solid old Normandy house where Therese and Leonie, French and English cousins, grow up after the war. Intrigued by adults' guilty silences and the broken shrine they find in the woods, the girls weave their own fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village's buried shame, a shame that will haunt them both for the rest of their lives.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781853816000
Publication date: 11th March 1993
Author: Michele Roberts
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Collections: 60+ works of feminist-minded fiction - Women’s Words,
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction

Like For Like Featured Books

Beatrice and Virgil
The Nothing
The Children Act
Summer Lies

Michele Roberts Press Reviews

An intense piece of writing, in which the transfigured mundane world of recipes, parental prohibitions and almost ritualised gossip is posed against official purity and religiosity, and shown to be superior. - TLS

Subtle and persuasive - COSMOPOLITAN

A brave and richly imagined novel, full of thrilling set pieces. The new prestige it seems likely to earn for one of our best writers is long overdue. - GUARDIAN

Remarkable and beautifully written - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781853816000
Publication date: 11/03/1993
Format: Paperback

View All Editions

About Michele Roberts

Michele Roberts is the author of eleven highly-acclaimed novels as well as short stories and poetry, most recently collected in All the Selves I Was. Half-English and half-French, she lives in London and Mayenne, France.

More About Michele Roberts

More Books By Michele Roberts

Daughters Of The House
Daughters Of The House
Daughters Of The House
View All Books By Michele Roberts

Share this book