The Silent Twins

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Vintage, 1996 - Inmates of institutions - 274 pages
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When identical twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons were three they began to reject communication with anyone but each other, and so began a childhood bound together in a strange and secret world. As they grew up, love, hate and genius united to push them to the extreme margins of society and, following a five week spree of vandalism and arson, the silent twins were sentenced to a gruelling twelve-year detention in Broadmoor.

Award-winning investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace delves into the twins' silent world, revealing their genius, alienation and the mystic bond by which the extremes of good and evil ended in possession and death.

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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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About the author (1996)

Marjorie Wallace is an award-winning journalist, author, playwright and broadcaster, and has won nine major awards for her journalism, books and plays. She is currently Chief Executive of SANE, the mental health charity, which she helped to found.

Marjorie Wallace (Countess Skarbeck) is married and lives in London with her three sons, Sacha, Stefan and Justin, and daughter, Sophia Augusta.

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