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Diane Setterfield - Bellman ​and Black
The ​spellbinding new novel--a beguiling and utterly riveting ghost story--by the internationally bestselling and beloved author of The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield. Bellman & Black is a heart-thumpingly perfect ghost story, beautifully and irresistibly written, its ratcheting tension exquisitely calibrated line by line. Its hero is William Bellman, who, as a boy of 11, killed a shiny black rook with a catapult, and who grew up to be someone, his neighbours think, who "could go to the good or the bad." And indeed, although William Bellman's life at first seems blessed--he has a happy marriage to a beautiful woman, becomes father to a brood of bright, strong children, and thrives in business--one by one, people around him die. And at each funeral, he is startled to see a strange man in black, smiling at him. At first, the dead are distant relatives, but eventually his own children die, and then his wife, leaving behind only one child, his favourite, Dora. Unhinged by grief, William gets drunk and stumbles to his wife's fresh grave--and who should be there waiting, but the smiling stranger in black. The stranger has a proposition for William--a mysterious business called "Bellman & Black" . . . DIANE SETTERFIELD is a former academic specializing in twentieth-century French literature. She lives in Oxford, England. Her first novel, The Thirteenth Tale, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list.

Diane Setterfield - The ​Thirteenth Tale
Vida ​Winter, a bestselling yet reclusive novelist, has created many outlandish life histories for herself, all of them invention. Now old and ailing, at last she wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. Her letter to biographer Margaret Lea - a woman with secrets of her own - is a summons. Vida's tale is one of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family: the beautiful and wilful Isabelle and the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline. Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling, but as a biographer she deals in fact not fiction and she doesn't trust Vida's account. As she begins her researches, two parallel stories unfold. Join Margaret as she begins her journey to the truth - hers, as well as Vida's.

Diane Setterfield - A ​tizenharmadik történet
Margaret ​Lea kisasszony egy angol kisvárosban éli nem túl izgalmas életét. Édesapjával egy antikváriumban dolgoznak. Egy nap furcsa levelet kap Miss Wintertől, aki felkéri írja meg az ő életrajzát. Margaret kideríti, hogy bár sokan írtak már az életéről, karrierjéről, úgy tűnik mindannyiszor más változattal lepte meg a közönséget. A lány elindul a nő házába, ahol még több titok, meglepetés és szellemi kaland vár rá.

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