The Silent Twins

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Psychology - 288 pages
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This is the astonishing tale of June and Jennifer Gibbons, identical twins whose silent, antisocial exterior hid a rich, vast, creative life. From early childhood through their twenties, they spoke only to each other in a secret langauge, building an elaborate fantasy life. Then, from their self-imposed isolation, they were catapulted into the hormonal havoc of adolescence, plunging into a wild spree that led to their incarceration in a hospital for the criminally insane. A profoundly powerful and moving story.

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User Review  - lilywren - LibraryThing

The Silent Twins is about identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons who were born on 11th April 1963. They spent most of their lives living in their own impenetrable world. June and Jennifer knew what ... Read full review

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User Review  - coolmama - LibraryThing

Wow.....I had never heard of this bizarre case! I am amazed there is not more written or more documentaries about these two!!! Jennifer and June Gibbons were one of the only black families in ... Read full review

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