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The girl next door, Ruth Rendell

Label
The girl next door
Title
The girl next door
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rendell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944 - until one father forbids it - the subterranean space becomes their secret garden, ® where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow. Michael considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. This novel brilliantly shatters the assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make and the emotions behind them remain as potent in late life as they were in youth
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1930-
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Rendell, Ruth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secrets
  • Missing persons
  • Family secrets
  • Friendship
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Hiding places
  • Tunnels
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl next door, Ruth Rendell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053147870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780091958848
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The girl next door, Ruth Rendell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053147870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780091958848
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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