Title: The Silent Twins
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st US Edition; 1st Printing.
Hardcover with dustjacket, first American printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book is in excellent condition, a small dark mark near the spine-edge on the front cover is the only remarkable flaw, jacket is also in excellent condition with one minor flaw: a tiny edge-tear at top of spine, the original circular silver label stating that this is the "Companion to the television movie on the Arts & Entertainment Cable network" is present, the original price (16.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "A true story of love and hate, dreams and desolation, genius and destruction"; 230 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 039389
Synopsis: This is the astonishing tale of June and Jennifer Gibbons, identical twins whose silent, antisocial exterior hid a rich, vast, creative life. From early childhood through their twenties, they spoke only to each other in a secret langauge, building an elaborate fantasy life. Then, from their self-imposed isolation, they were catapulted into the hormonal havoc of adolescence, plunging into a wild spree that led to their incarceration in a hospital for the criminally insane. A profoundly powerful and moving story.
About the Author: Marjorie Wallace is an award-winning journalist, author, playwright and broadcaster, and has won nine major awards for her journalism, books and plays. She is currently Chief Executive of SANE, the mental health charity, which she helped to found. Marjorie Wallace (Countess Skarbeck) is married and lives in London with her three sons, Sacha, Stefan and Justin, and daughter, Sophia Augusta.
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