The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

Yet people still call it the Thirteen Tales, even though it's been published as Tales of Change and Desperation for half a century.' 'Why is that?' 'It's what a combination of fame and secrecy does. With real knowledge about her so ...

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409139058

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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'Simply brilliant' Kate Mosse, international bestselling author of Labyrinth *** Everybody has a story... Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family: fascinating, manipulative Isabelle; brutal, dangerous Charlie; and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But the house hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart... Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past, and its mysterious connection to the enigmatic writer Vida Winter. Vida's history is mesmering - a tale of ghosts, governesses, and gothic strangeness. But as Margaret succumbs to the power of her storytelling, two parallel stories begin to unfold... What has Angelfield been hiding? What is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life? And can both women ever confront the ghosts that haunt them...? The Thirteenth Tale is a spellbinding mystery, a love letter to storytelling, and a modern classic.
Categories: Fiction

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer.

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385680406

Category: Female friendship

Page: 416

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Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise-she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter's personal story, Margaret begins to read her father's rare copy of Miss Winter's Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter's account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.
Categories: Female friendship

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

Author: Diane Setterfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416547006

Category: English fiction

Page: 499

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Categories: English fiction

A Study of the Thirteenth Century Buddhist Tale Collection Senj sh

A Study of the Thirteenth Century Buddhist Tale Collection Senj  sh

... Postscript and the thirteen tales which clearly ladicate that the narrator 1s reant to be recognized as Saisyo ; second , the series of tales No. 1-6 , given as an illustration of the use of associative llaking in Senfusho ( See III ...

Author: Jean Moore

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105043019913

Category: Buddhist stories

Page: 290

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Categories: Buddhist stories

Folk tales of Kashmir

Folk tales of Kashmir

18 Cf. the twelfth story of the Mada . Herodotus , vide Orientalist , vol . ii . nakamárájankadai ( The Dravidian p . 168 . Nights ) for a parallel tale ; the com- Kashmiris tell many such tales of mencement of the thirteenth tale of ...

Author: James Hinton Knowles

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005844233

Category: Folklore

Page: 510

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Categories: Folklore

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

The oldest tales , such as Sindibad ( the Seven Wazirs ) and King Jali'ád , may date from the reign of Al - Mansur , eighth century A.D. 3. The thirteen tales mentioned above ( p . 75 ) as the nucleus of the Repertory , together with ...

Author: Leonard Charles Smithers

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN34BZ

Category: Fairy tales

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Categories: Fairy tales

Proceedings

Proceedings

The nucleus of the collection ( some thirteen tales , with incidental stories , which are common to all known editions , and which include the tale of the three apples , the ebony horse , & c . ) , may be placed in the tenth century .

Author: Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

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ISBN: UCAL:B2987526

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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary Philosophical Society

Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary   Philosophical Society

The nucleus of the collection ( some thirteen tales , with incidental stories , which are common to all known editions , and which include the tale of the three apples , the ebony horse , & c . ) , may be placed in the tenth century .

Author: Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044092903863

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Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool

The nucleus of the collection ( some thirteen tales , with incidental stories , which are common to all known editions , and which include the tale of the three apples , the ebony horse , & c . ) , may be placed in the tenth century .

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11545136

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