Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
“We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that.” Published in 1963 this book is creepy and claustrophobic, it infuses the reader with a sense of gratitude for freedom ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KateSherrod - LibraryThing
People who know me and my love for insects might be a bit surprised to learn that I really don't approve of, and don't understand, the mania for collecting them. I had to for an assignment once in ... Read full review