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Daughters of the House

Daughters of the House

Secrets and lies linger in the very walls of the solid, old Normandy house in which Therese and Leonie, French and English cousins of the same age, grow up after the war. Intrigued by parents’ and servants’ guilty silences and the broken shrine they find buried in the woods, the girls weave their own elaborate fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village secret and a deep shame that will come to haunt them in their adult lives.

Daughters of the House

About the Author

Michèle Roberts

Half-English and half-French, Michèle Roberts was born in 1949.   She is the author of ten highly praised novels which include A Piece of the Night (1978), Daughters of the House (1992), shortlisted for Booker Prize and winner of the WH Smith Literary Award 1993, Flesh & Blood (1994), and The Looking Glass (2000). She has also published a collection of short stories, During Mother’s Absence (1993), three books of poetry including All the Selves I Was: Selected Poems 1986-1994 (1995), a book of essays, On Food, Sex and God: On Inspiration and Writing (1998) and co-authored four volumes of short stories. 

Michele is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

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