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Magpie Lane
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Magpie Lane (Hardback)

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Synopsis

'Enthralling . . . creepy and compelling' The Times



'An utter joy . . . wonderfully skilled' Sarah Perry

'A tender, creepy and gripping tale' Sunday Times

'Spellbinding and spooky . . . a dazzling high wire act, superbly absorbing' Sunday Mirror



When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers.



As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging - an eerie and ancient house - a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick, the fiercely intelligent and powerful father; his beautiful Danish wife Mariah, pregnant with their child; and the lost little girl, Felicity, almost mute, seeing ghosts, grieving her dead mother.



But is Dee telling the whole story? Is her growing friendship with the eccentric house historian, Linklater, any cause for concern? And most of all, why is Felicity silent?



Roaming Oxford's secret passages and hidden graveyards, Magpie Lane explores the true meaning of family - and what it is to be denied one.



'Excellent . . . hard to put down' Daily Mail

'Deliciously enjoyable' Daily Mirror

'Grown-up and cleverly written . . . a dizzying sense of uncertainty' Literary Review

'Keeps you guessing . . . a real sense of menace' Good Housekeeping

'The atmosphere of Inspector Morse and the tension of Agatha Christie' Ox Magazine

'Spellbinding . . . a dazzling high wire act, superbly absorbing' Sunday Mirror

'Immensely satisfying' Cara Hunter

'Highly recommended' Louise Candlish

'Clever and creepy' Erin Kelly

'Beguiling' Mick Herron

'Highly intelligent' Sarah Vaughan

'Sublime' Jo Spain

'Different' Sabine Durrant

'Chilling' Kate Hamer

'Simply brilliant!' JP Delaney

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN-13: 9781786485571  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lucy Atkins is an award-winning author, feature journalist and Sunday Times book critic. She has written for newspapers including the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and the Telegraph as well as many UK magazines. She teaches on the Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford University.

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