A Spell of Winter
Written by Helen Dunmore
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Shortlisted for the Best of the Orange Best 2010 by the Orange Prize Youth Panel.
Winner of the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction.
This is a marvellous novel about forbidden passions and thwarted love by one of the UK's finest writers. A Spell of Winter won the prestigious Orange Prize and deservedly so given its lyrical writing without a word out of place. You'll also be completely captivated by the skilfully crafted characters and by the love story and eventual redemption.
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
Catherine and her brother, Rob, don't know why they have been abandoned by their parents. Incarcerated in the enormous country house of their grandfather - 'the man from nowhere' - they create a refuge against their family's dark secrets - and the outside world as it moves towards the First World War. As time passes their sibling love deepens and crosses into forbidden territory - but they are not as alone in the house as they believe ...
A marvellous novel about forbidden passions
An intensely gripping book...written so seductively that some passages sing out from the page, like music for the eyes
A hugely involving story which often stops you in your tracks with the beauty of its writing Observer An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity
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