In Latin America a nun collapses at prayer and feverishly cries out words that no one can understand. At the same moment a young woman wakes panic-stricken in a London prison-cell, with strange words screaming in her head. By the author of "Body and Soul".
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Critical Acclaim for Marcelle Bernstein's Sacred and Profane
'A psychological thriller and an exploration of prisons both actual and metaphorical... Bernstein writes well about people, and she has a good ear for dialogue.' - The Times
'Mesmerizing ... Nuns and prisoners have much in common ... the close association between the two types of existence form a theme of her brilliant new novel ... a riveting read.' - Manchester Evening News
'Twins are fascinating. They offer a promise of a kind of intimacy only usually experienced by new lovers. But there is also the dread of two people merging so completely that neither knows whose brain had which thought first - or who committed what dreadful act ... This powerful writer drops the reader into the confusion of blurred identity.' - OK Magazine
'Beautifully-crafted ... delicately written but very powerful. Be prepared to care about these women, to become so involved that you don't want the story to end. And be prepared for heart-stopping moments as some bitter truths are revealed.' - Optima
'Every now and then you find a writer with the ability to absorb you totally into her world...' - Woman's Journal
'Mesmerising, brilliant ... a riveting read.' - Manchester Evening News
'A novel with a very clear, if modern, understanding of right and wrong ... shocks and confronts in equal measures.' - OptionsAbout the Author :
Marcelle Bernstein worked on the Guardian and the Observer specializing in profiles of people and places. Research into the life of nuns in enclosed orders led to her internationally acclaimed book Nuns, and this was followed by five bestselling novels Sadie, Salka, Lili, Body & Soul (which became the award-winning television series) and Sacred & Profane. She lives in Brighton, Sussex with her husband, the writer Eric Clark, and three children.
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Description du livre Hardback. État : Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. N° de réf. du libraire GOR004891602
Description du livre Doubleday, London, 1995. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First Edition. This is a Near Fine Copy of this Book Hardcover Cloth in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket that has no chips or tears to the outer edges of the wrapper.Not price clipped and this copy has no previous inscriptions present.Firm binding with no hinge weakness and their is no leaning to spine.Lovely clean copy internally.8vo 303pp First Edition 1st Impression Size: 8vo - over 5¾" - 7¾" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire 26770
Description du livre Doubleday, London, 1995. Hard Cover. État : Very Good Plus. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good Plus. First Edition. VG+/VG+. First edition in d/w not price clipped. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. A novel in which two women seem linked in some way which is both threatening and inexplicable, the hold they have each other frightening. A very good plus copy, in a very good plus d/w, of an uncommon book SIGNED by the author. SIGNED copies are SCARCE. Presentation Copy Signed By The Author. N° de réf. du libraire 07453