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Barbara Comyns , Jane Gardam
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4 July 2013 VMC (Book 104)
Growing up in Edwardian south London, Alice Rowlands longs for romance and excitement, for a release from a life that is dreary, restrictive and lonely. Her father, a vet, is harsh and domineering; his new girlfriend brash and lascivious. Alice seeks refuge in memories and fantasies, in her rapturous longing for Nicholas, a handsome young sailor, and in the blossoming of what she perceives as her occult powers. A series of strange events unfolds that leads her, dressed in bridal white, to a scene of ecstatic triumph and disaster among the crowds on Clapham Common. The Vet's Daughter is a uniquely vivid, witty and touching story of love and mystery.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844088383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844088386
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A small Gothic masterpiece. (Sarah Waters)

A wonderful and original novel. (Alan Hollinghurst)

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Barbara Comyns' witty and touching classic The Vet's Daughter tells the story of Alice, a young woman from Edwardian south London who is gripped by strange and mysterious powers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A book deserving of the label 'Modern Classic' 19 Aug 2013
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Barbara Comyns is an expectional writer, so why isn't she better known? If you haven't read this, you should. Then read her other novels. You're in for a treat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Early British magical realism 19 Sep 2013
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An interesting example of magical realism in a British novel of the sixties... Well worth reading, if only because it is a literary curiosity.
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