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Edith's Diary [Paperback]

Patricia Highsmith
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'As original, as funny, as cleverly written and as moving as any novel I have read since I started reviewing' Auberon Waugh, Evening Standard 'With Edith's Diary, Patricia Highsmith has produced a masterpiece' Times Literary Supplement 'Highsmith probes to the very core of her heroine with a controlled ferocity and single-mindedness that illumines every page of her novel' The Times 'A work of extraordinary force and feeling ... her strongest, her most imaginative and by far her most substantial novel' New Yorker --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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Edith's Diary is not a thriller, but a tautly written tale of one ordinary woman whose life is slipping out of control and whose grip on reality is loosening. It is considered by many to be Highsmith's masterpiece. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.
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