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The Silent Twins

Wallace, Marjorie

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ISBN 10: 0138102767 / ISBN 13: 9780138102760
Published by Prentice Hall Press, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Mainly Books (Dublin, PA, U.S.A.)

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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

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Title: The Silent Twins

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st US Edition; 1st Printing.

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When identical twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons were three they began to reject communication with anyone but each other, and so began a childhood bound together in a strange and secret world. As they grew up, love, hate and genius united to push them to the extreme margins of society and, following a five week spree of vandalism and arson, the silent twins were sentenced to a gruelling twelve-year detention in Broadmoor. Award-winning investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace delves into the twins' silent world, revealing their genius, alienation and the mystic bond by which the extremes of good and evil ended in possession and death.

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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.

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