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A Fatal Inversion

A Fatal Inversion

The second Barbara Vine novel published by Viking in

Her later years were anchored to London, but Suffolk was in her soul. When the Labour-supporting socialist became a life peer in the House of Lords in 1997, the title she chose was Baroness Rendell of Babergh - acknowledging the district so close to her heart.

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In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there, what they are doing or how they are to live. They scavenge, steal and sell the family heirlooms. In short, they exist.

Ten years later, the bodies of a woman and a child are discovered in the Hall’s animal cemetery. Which woman? Whose child?


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  1. Suffolk’s Queen of Crime. Ipswich Star 2015. ↩︎

  2. Alter anything but the spirit. The Times, 18 March 1995. ↩︎

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