Studious biographer Margaret Lea is shocked when she receives a letter from renowned novelist, Vida Winter. The inimitable Winter is aging and ill, and she beseeches Margaret to come to her home and hear her story. It is the unforgettable tale of the doomed and beautiful Angelfield family, and Lea is immediately as captivated by the account as she is by her extraordinary storyteller. But she is also skeptical, and becomes determined to discover how much of this tragic story is real. As Margaret gets closer to ascertaining the truth, she must also reconcile her own hidden family secrets. Beautifully atmospheric and haunting, this inspired first novel is reminiscent of classic works such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and is certain to take its place among them as a timeless masterpiece.
About the Author
Diane Setterfield is the #1 "New York Times"bestselling author of "The Thirteenth Tale, "and a former academic, specializing in twentieth-century French literature, particularly the works of Andre Gide. She lives in Yorkshire, England.
Ruthie Henshall has appeared on Broadway in "Chicago, Putting It Together", and "Miss Saigon". She has also starred in numerous West End of London productions including "Chicago, Crazy For You, She Loves Me" (Olivier Award) and "Les Miserables".
Lynn Redgrave's many awards include two Golden Globes, two Oscar nominations, three Tony nominations and for "Talking Heads", the Drama Desk, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Her films include "Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters, Kinsey" and "Shine". She has written three plays: "Shakespeare for my Father, The Mandrake Root" and "Nightingale".