The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine

The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine

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Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong. Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences.

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"The Birthday Present" by Barbara Vine - a gripping, psychological thriller packed with menace. Intensely imagined, fearful and satisfying' "Sunday Times". Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong. Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences. And when there is an accidental death, scandal and ruin cannot be far behind...How long can a secret stay a secret? How long will friends protect a reputation? And how long before guilt catches up with you? "The pre-eminent genius of the psychological thriller". ("Herald"). "Gripping, compelling". ("Mail on Sunday"). "Vintage Vine". ("Literary Review"). If you like P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love "The Bithday Present" by Barbara Vine. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including "A Fatal Inversion" and "King Solomon's Carpet" which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: "A Dark Adapted Eye"; "The House of Stairs"; "Gallowglass"; "Asta's Book"; "No Night Is Too Long"; "In the Time of His Prosperity"; "The Brimstone Wedding"; "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy"; "Grasshopper"; "The Blood Doctor"; "The Minotaur"; "The Birthday Present" and "The Child's Child".

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SKU GOR001103296
Title The Birthday Present
Author By (author) Barbara Vine
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0141036214
ISBN 13 9780141036212
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"The Birthday Present" by Barbara Vine - a gripping, psychological thriller packed with menace. Intensely imagined, fearful and satisfying' "Sunday Times". Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong. Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences. And when there is an accidental death, scandal and ruin cannot be far behind...How long can a secret stay a secret? How long will friends protect a reputation? And how long before guilt catches up with you? "The pre-eminent genius of the psychological thriller". ("Herald"). "Gripping, compelling". ("Mail on Sunday"). "Vintage Vine". ("Literary Review"). If you like P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love "The Bithday Present" by Barbara Vine. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including "A Fatal Inversion" and "King Solomon's Carpet" which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: "A Dark Adapted Eye"; "The House of Stairs"; "Gallowglass"; "Asta's Book"; "No Night Is Too Long"; "In the Time of His Prosperity"; "The Brimstone Wedding"; "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy"; "Grasshopper"; "The Blood Doctor"; "The Minotaur"; "The Birthday Present" and "The Child's Child".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001103296
Title The Birthday Present
Author By (author) Barbara Vine
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0141036214
ISBN 13 9780141036212
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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