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'A brilliant book' Mary Wesley, Daily Mail 'She wraps up all the golden threads with dazzling wit ... Think Measure for Measure here and a touch of The Tempest there ... Trapido's pen drips with sensuousness and sexuality' The Times 'She is simply dynamite' Philip Hensher, Guardian 'A work of enormous charm, highly entertaining and told with a deft touch, which handles serious matters lightly and treats light ones with proper respect' Michael Dibdin, Independent on Sunday --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Barbara Trapido was born and educated in South Africa and came to London in 1963. She lives in Oxford. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (June 7, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014023604X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140236040
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,159,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ash on June 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
I have loved all of Trapidos books. When I saw this in the bookstore, I picked it up, reread Temple of Delight, and started in on this. Very disappointing. She makes the same mistakes many writers make when writing a sequel - too much summarizing and explaining plot points in the last book, too many loose ends tied up, too many coincidences.

If you want to read her work, go for Temples of Delight or Brother of the More Famous Jack. Those shine as her best. This one you can pass on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R. Bronson on February 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
I was surprised and delighted by this novel. Somewhere along the way, you realize that Trapido is both satirizing and rendering homage to Shakespeare's comedies; in fact, she is writing one as she works her way through this novel.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By frumiousb VINE VOICE on April 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Two sisters-- one natural, one adopted-- engage in a series of trials and love affairs that lead them from strange coincidences into the truth.
Light reading, but smart enough to feel like you aren't wasting your time. This is my first Trapido, and while I found her a talented writer, I didn't find anything really special about the book-- sort of a cut-rate Drabble or Murdoch. All the same, an entertaining enough read.
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