[Reading] ➺ The Thirteenth Tale Author Diane Setterfield – Uroturk.info

The Thirteenth Tale All Children Mythologize Their BirthSo Begins The Prologue Of Reclusive Author Vida Winter S Collection Of Stories, Which Are As Famous For The Mystery Of The Missing Thirteenth Tale As They Are For The Delight And Enchantment Of The Twelve That Do Exist The Enigmatic Winter Has Spent Six Decades Creating Various Outlandish Life Histories For Herself All Of Them Inventions That Have Brought Her Fame And Fortune But Have Kept Her Violent And Tragic Past A Secret Now Old And Ailing, She At Last Wants To Tell The Truth About Her Extraordinary Life She Summons Biographer Margaret Lea, A Young Woman For Whom The Secret Of Her Own Birth, Hidden By Those Who Loved Her Most, Remains An Ever Present Pain Struck By A Curious Parallel Between Miss Winter S Story And Her Own, Margaret Takes On The Commission As Vida Disinters The Life She Meant To Bury For Good, Margaret Is Mesmerized It Is A Tale Of Gothic Strangeness Featuring The Angelfield Family, Including The Beautiful And Willful Isabelle, The Feral Twins Adeline And Emmeline, A Ghost, A Governess, A Topiary Garden And A Devastating Fire Margaret Succumbs To The Power Of Vida S Storytelling But Remains Suspicious Of The Author S Sincerity She Demands The Truth From Vida, And Together They Confront The Ghosts That Have Haunted Them While Becoming, Finally, Transformed By The Truth Themselves The Thirteenth Tale Is A Love Letter To Reading, A Book For The Feral Reader In All Of Us, A Return To That Rich Vein Of Storytelling That Our Parents Loved And That We Loved As Children Diane Setterfield Will Keep You Guessing, Make You Wonder, Move You To Tears And Laughter And, In The End, Deposit You Breathless Yet Satisfied Back Upon The Shore Of Your Everyday Life


About the Author: Diane Setterfield

a mistress of the craft of storytelling The GuardianDiane Setterfield is a British author Her bestselling novel, The Thirteenth Tale 2006 was published in 38 countries worldwide and has sold than three million copies It was number one in the New York Times hardback fiction list for three weeks and is enjoyed as much for being a love letter to reading as for its myst



10 thoughts on “The Thirteenth Tale

  1. says:

    Sigh I really, really wanted to like this book I heard good things about it, and it has many elements I usually love in a novel a Victorian sensibility, questions of identity and sisterhood as well as siblinghood generally , meta commentary on writing, and a plain, quiet, somewhat chilly protagonist who prefers books to people The protagonist, Margaret, grew up in a bookstore and learned to read using 19th century novels, an


  2. says:

    There is something about words In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts Inside you they work their magic I don t know if I ve ever loved words so much.Lots of people told me that this was a book I needed to read, but many of those people also warn


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    Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you You leave the previous book with ideas and themes characters even caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you This quote from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield sums up my experience with the book It s been a while since I ve felt truly drawn in to a novel Like


  4. says:

    Reread, although I would liked to have listened to the audio Maybe next time Mel www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.comThis book was so good I can t believe I have had this book in my stacks for a few years now The story is so bizarre and sad I loved it When Margaret is called upon by Vida Winter, a famous author, to come and write her biography she has no idea what she is in for with this woman Vida tells the story of her life as a child, but she is


  5. says:

    Tell me the truth These are the words that a young journalist speaks to Vida Winter in the beginning of this book Vida is an author famous for spinning magical tales In books, and about her life Each time she releases a new story, she grants multiple interviews, in which every journalist asks her the story of her life, and leaves thinking that they, finally, after decades of deceptions, are the one she s told the truth to But she never does Until


  6. says:

    Reviewed by Rabid ReadsSo here s my problem with gothic literature it s so habitually grotesque that it s predictable.If there s not incest, there s a crazy wife in the attic If there s not a crazy wife in the attic, there s a murderous illegitimate son who s not right in the head Or conjoined twins Or a dying gypsy s curse Or something equally unsettling.So even if you guess the HEP Big Secret wrong, whatever it actually is isn t going to make a dent B c you ve a


  7. says:

    This book has been on my tbr for the last three years Then with time, I lost track of my old list to be read and moved on to reading other books which sparked my interest.Then recently I came across these books which I thought I would red but had never looked at them again, so I decided to start reading my old interests This turned out to be the first one After a long long time, I came across a story that had me captivated until the last word It kept me awake at night, ev


  8. says:

    The perfect October Autumn Read Not since Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier has a book so entranced and haunted me I rarely read a book twice but when this came up for a sit in book group I was so excited as I longed to pull the curtains and welcome in the Autumn nights with this wonderful multi layered mystery with its gothic athmosphere that gave me chills down my spine Set in the English Country side Angel field House stands abandoned and forgotten It was once the imposing home


  9. says:

    I know that most people like to work out to Gnarls Barkley or Metallica or what have you, but I find gym based exercise so exceedingly boring that I require narrative to keep me going Since my motor coordination isn t sufficient enough to allow me to turn the pages of a magazine book AND pump the pedals on an elliptical trainer, sometime last summer I turned to Audible to solve my problems Now, what one requires from printed matter may not at all do for the recorded book, and in my case,


  10. says:

    We live like latecomers at the theatre we must catch up as best we can, dividing the beginning from the shape of later events The Thirteenth Tale had been waiting in my TBR list for almost two years, before I finally decided to start reading it It proved to be a rare bibliophile s experience.In the Gothic Literature group October Reading and in a recent discussion with a friend in Goodreads, I described Diane Setterfield s novel as foreboding Each scene, each sentence is


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