Closed at Dusk

Monica Dickens

ISBN 10: 0670829021 / ISBN 13: 9780670829026
Verlag: Viking, 1990
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Titel: Closed at Dusk

Verlag: Viking

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Hardback in Dust Wrapper.

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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'All's well' at The Sanctuary, the country home of William and Dorothy Taylor. A haven of tranquillity for their family and friends, the magnificent public gardens of the estate are their pride and joy, and an enchantment to the steady stream of visitors who wander through.Then Jo comes to work at the tea-room and the peace is suddenly destroyed by a series of chilling incidents: the macabre death of a helpless old woman, the terror-ridden dreams of a young boy, the vicious drowning of a beloved pet. Who or what is responsible?As fear and suspicion grip the Taylors, only Jo has the power to unravel the mystery - smiling, sphinx-like Jo, whose presence in the Taylor household has become indispensable ...'Monica Dickens's prose is evocative ... [her] talents for storytelling have, if anything, improved over the years'-Daily Mail'She knows how to arouse our recognition and sympathy'-Daily Telegraph

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Great granddaughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper middle class family. Disillusioned with the world in which she was brought up, she acted out - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge. Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands, published in 1939. Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but she continued to set the majority of her writing in Britain. No More Meadows, which she published in 1953, reflected her work with the NSPCC - she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children's books known as The Worlds End Series which dealt with rescuing animals and, to some extent, children. After the death of her husband in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death aged 77.

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