Taylor, Andrew The Barred Window

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The Barred Window

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It is 1993 and Thomas Penmarsh has lived in Finisterre, the house by the sea, all his life, sleeping each night in the room with the barred window. He’s only 48 but has been an old man since one evening in 1967 when he lost everything he valued . . .

However now his controlling mother has died and he is master of the house. When Esmond, his cousin and childhood confidante, comes to live with him Thomas is overjoyed – Esmond always looks after him . . .

But is Esmond all that he seems? And why is he so concerned that Alice wants to come home too? Darling Alice, whom neither have seen since that fateful night twenty-six years ago…

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Thomas Penmarsh has always lived at Finisterre, the house by the sea. He sleeps in the room with the barred window and looks down on the cats in the garden. He is forty-eight, but he has been an old man since one evening in 1967 when he lost everything he valued.

Then Cousin Esmond came back and rescued him from despair and the cats. Esmond always looks after Thomas.

But now Alice wants to come home too.

Alice will spoil it all if she returns, because she brings the past with her. From the moment of her conception, she has been a child of enchantment, madness and death.

“Like Hitchcock, Taylor pitches extreme and gothic events within a hair’s breadth of normality.”
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

“A psychological tingler with more than a touch of the Daphne du Mauriers … this author knows precisely how to wield suspense.”
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“This cleverly crafted jigsaw is a masterly portrait of a seemingly guilelss narrator … Beautifully measured … Taylor’s understated thriller generates a dark, hypnotic pull.”
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“Classically paced and proportioned … A slow burner, most cunningly constructed, which plays havoc with your sympathies.”
LITERARY REVIEW

“Clammy … atmospheric … showing admirable control of matters psychological and a convincing feel for the gloom of unhappy families.”
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About the Author:

Andrew Taylor is the award-winning author of a number of novels, including the top-ten bestseller The American Boy. His most recent novel, A Stain on the Silence, publishes in January 07. The Barred Window was first published in 1993. He lives with his wife Caroline and children in the Forest of Dean. www.andrew-taylor.co.uk.

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