The Thirteenth Tale

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The Thirteenth Tale

By Diane Setterfield; Ruthie Henshall (Read by); Lynn Redgrave (Read by)

Simon & Schuster Audio, Compact Disc, Abridged, 9780743570206

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Studious biographer Margaret Lea is shocked when she receives a letter from renowned novelist, Vida Winter. The inimitable Winter is aging and ill, and she beseeches Margaret to come to her home and hear her story. It is the unforgettable tale of the doomed and beautiful Angelfield family, and Lea is immediately as captivated by the account as she is by her extraordinary storyteller. But she is also skeptical, and becomes determined to discover how much of this tragic story is real. As Margaret gets closer to ascertaining the truth, she must also reconcile her own hidden family secrets. Beautifully atmospheric and haunting, this inspired first novel is reminiscent of classic works such as "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights," and is certain to take its place among them as a timeless masterpiece.

About the Author
Diane Setterfield is the #1 "New York Times"bestselling author of "The Thirteenth Tale, "and a former academic, specializing in twentieth-century French literature, particularly the works of Andre Gide. She lives in Yorkshire, England.

Ruthie Henshall has appeared on Broadway in "Chicago, Putting It Together", and "Miss Saigon". She has also starred in numerous West End of London productions including "Chicago, Crazy For You, She Loves Me" (Olivier Award) and "Les Miserables".

Lynn Redgrave has had an extraordinary career, encompassing two Oscar(r) nominations, two Tony(r) nominations and one Emmy(r) nomination. She has starred in such films as Gods and Monsters, Shine and Georgy Girl.