Marnie

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 28, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Marnie appears to be charming and efficient. A true professional. But inwardly she is unscrupulous, a rebel against society and the law.

When she starts working for a small family firm, two of the partners vie for her attentions, and as Mark Rutland, the younger partner, forces his way into Marnie’s world he becomes desperate to understand her. Why is she so cynical, so uncaring? Why is she a thief and a liar?

Who is the real Marnie?

Mark sets a trap . . . but it is not only Marnie who is caught . . .

‘A crime novel of considerable suspense, and great distinction’ Spectator

‘The incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more’ Guardian

 

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This 1961 psychological novel was the basis for Hitchcock's film of the same name starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. The action of the book takes place in the UK (as opposed to the US in the film ... Read full review

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User Review  - pamelad - LibraryThing

Marnie is a good-looking young woman who gets jobs under false identities, then robs her employers. She becomes trapped in an unwanted marriage in an attempt to keep the details of her life secret. Psychological suspense let down by a melodramatic ending. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER
CHAPTER SE y
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FI URTEEN
CHAPTER SE y ENTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYI
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Winston Graham was the author of more than thirty novels, which include Cordelia, Night Without Stars, The Walking Stick and Stephanie, as well as the highly successful Poldark series. His novels have been translated into seventeen languages and six have been filmed. Two television series have been made of the Poldark novels and shown in twenty-two countries. The Stranger From the Sea has now also been televised. Winston Graham was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in 2003. First published in 1961, Marnie inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1964 film of the same name, starring Tippi Hedren.

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