Lynne Reid Banks Angela and Diabola

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Angela and Diabola

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Angela and Diabola are twins, but from the moment they enter the world - one with a smile and the other with a vengeance - they have nothing in common."Don't you call me nice names! You make me sick, you icky sticky creepie crawlie little goody-goody."Twins are meant to be alike,but Angela and Diabola are opposites in every way.Angela is completely good:Diabola is pure evil.Everyone loves Angela:Even the vicar is terrified of Diabola!As Diabola's powers grow, it seems that no one can stop her.Only Angela seems to know what goes on in her twin's mind.A wickedly black comedy from a master storyteller.

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Lynne Reid Banks was born in London in 1929. She was an actress in the early 1950s and later became one of the first two women TV News reporters in Britain. She is a best-selling author for both children and adults, and has written over thirty books, including The L-Shaped Room.Lynne Reid Banks has three grown-up sons and lives in Dorset and London with her sculptor husband, Chaim Stephenson.

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Unexpectedly, Mrs. Cuthertson-Jones gives birth to twins, and an unlikely pair at that, for one (Angela) is pure goodness and the other (Diabola) is pure evil. Their parents eventually realize that the girls are dependent upon each other for their very survival but, as they grow older, the inevitable clash between good and evil occurs. The author's training as an actor is evident as she delivers a fully voiced, dramatic performance, acting out each character. With excellent timing and tempo, this is theater at its best; Banks's treatment of both the hilariously funny and more serious parts is so perfect that it is difficult to imagine that reading the book could possibly be as enjoyable as listening to it. S.S.R. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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