The Book Collector

Alice Thompson
AUD $19.99
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A Gothic mystery of murder, mutilation, books and skin

Alice Thompson's new novel is a Gothic story of book collecting, mutilation and madness. Violet is obsessed with the books of fairy tales her husband acquires, but her growing delusions see her confined in an asylum. As she recovers and is realead a terrifying series of events is unleashed.

Author bio:

Alice Thompson was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She was the former keyboard player with post-punk eighties band, The Woodentops and joint winner with Graham Swift of The James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for her first novel, Justine. Her second novel, Pandora's Box, was shortlisted for The Stakis Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. Her other novels are Pharos, The Falconer and most recently Burnt Island. Alice is a past winner of a Creative Scotland Award. She is now lecturer in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781784630430
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Salt
Pub Date: January 2016
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular fiction