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The Quick and the Dead

Willa Marsh

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A black comedy reminiscent of Fay Weldon s early novels

Clarissa really falls in love with the house - a beautiful Tudor manor in the Welsh marches: marrying Thomas is simply the best way to get it. But life there isn t quite the idyll she expects. Thomas is so busy with the farm that he doesn t see the need for a social life, and his two elderly, eccentric aunts- though charm itself - aren t the most stimulating companions. When Evan appears on the scene, Clarissa is ripe for a little diversion, but the complications that ensue demand Welsh magic to unravel them.

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Praise for The Quick and the Dead

  • A genuine voice of our times - The Times on Amy Wingate's Journal

  • With beautifully ironic observations and flashbacks to a mysterious past, the story has a twist in the tail so staggering that it necessitates re-reading and a strong cup of tea - The Lady

  • Praise for Marcia Willett: 'A very readable book' - Prima

  • A fascinating study of character ... A cleverly woven story with lots of human interest - Publishing News

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