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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 - Once ​Upon a River
From ​the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a richly imagined, powerful new novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious. A body always tells a story—but this child’s was a blank page. Rita reached for the lantern on its hook. She trained its light on the child’s face. ‘Who are you?’ she murmured, but the face said as little as the rest of her. It was impossible to tell whether, in life, these blunt and unfinished features had borne the imprint of prettiness, timid watchfulness, or sly mischief. If there had once been curiosity or placidity or impatience here, life had not had time to etch it into permanence. Only a very short time ago—two hours or not much more—the body and soul of this little girl had still been securely attached. At this thought, and despite all her training, all her experience, Rita found herself suddenly in the grip of a storm of feeling. All the old rage at God—for not being kind, for not being fair, and finally for just not being—swept her up all over again and she felt tears of anger on her face. She took the child’s hand in hers—the perfect hand with its five perfect fingers and their perfect fingernails—and the words fell out of her that she had not known were there: ‘It should not be so! It should not be so!’ And that is when it happened.

Diane Setterfield - La ​tredicesima storia
Margaret ​Lea è una giovane libraia antiquaria che negli anni trascorsi con il padre tra pagine immortali e volumi sepolti dall'oblio, ha coltivato una quieta passione per le biografie letterarie in cui di tanto in tanto si cimenta. La sua prevedibile esistenza viene sconvolta il giorno in cui Vida Winter, sfuggente e carismatica scrittrice alla fine dei suoi giorni, la incarica di scrivere la sua biografia ufficiale. Margaret parte alla volta dell'isolata magione dell'anziana autrice, nelle campagne dello Yorkshire, e rimane immediatamente stregata dalle vicende della singolare famiglia Angelfield e dalla sorte di un misterioso racconto che Vida Winter non ha mai voluto pubblicare... "La tredicesima storia" dipana così davanti agli occhi del lettore non solo il tempestoso trascorrere di esistenze avvolte dal segreto, ma anche la complessa, intensissima amicizia tra due donne di differenti generazioni che, dietro la magica finzione del narrare, troveranno l'una nell'altra verità su se stesse a cui mai sarebbero potute arrivare da sole.

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.