Daughters of the House

By Michèle Roberts
(Picador, Paperback, 9780312420383, 176pp.)

Publication Date: December 2001

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Description

A Booker Prize Finalist, Daughters of the House is Michèle Roberts’s acclaimed novel of secrets and lies revealed in the aftermath of World War II. Thérèse and Léonie, French and English cousins of the same age, grow up together in Normandy. Intrigued by parents’ and servants’ guilty silences and the broken shrine they find in the woods, the girls weave their own elaborate fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village secret and a deep shame that will haunt them in their adult lives.




About the Author

Michèle Roberts divides her time between London and northern France. She is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass.




Praise For Daughters of the House

“A brave and richly imagined novel, full of thrilling set-pieces.”—Jonathan Coe, The Guardian

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