Harriet Said...: A Virago Modern Classic
A girl returns from boarding school to her sleepy Merseyside hometown and waits to be reunited with her childhood friend, Harriet, chief architect of all their past mischief. She roams listlessly along the shoreline and the woods still pitted with wartime trenches, and encounters 'the Tsar' - almost old, unhappily married, both dangerously fascinating and repulsive.
Pretty, malevolent Harriet finally arrives - and over the course of the long holidays draws her friend into a scheme to beguile then humiliate the Tsar, with disastrous, shocking consequences. A gripping portrayal of adolescent transgression, Beryl Bainbridge's classic first novel remains as subversive today as when it was written.
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"When I say scream, you scream" By sally tarbox on 30 May 2017 Format: Kindle Edition A really intense, atmospheric and disturbing novel, set in a seaside town around 1950. The hefty 13 year old ... Read full review
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Spin-off reading, from "Anne Perry, Murder of the Century". 1972 book - first book by Beryl Bainbridge, based on the 1954 matricide by Perry and her friend - bashed friend's mother to death with a ... Read full review