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  A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore  
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Co-founder of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse, discusses the merits of Helen Dunmore's (pictured) 1996 winning novel

Synopsis: Siblings Catherine and Rob Allen have been abandoned by their mother. When their father goes mad and dies, they live with their grandfather in a crumbling English country estate accompanied by their maid, Kate, and tutor Miss Gallagher. Their only comfort is their incestuous relationship with each other.

A Spell of Winter

Published by Penguins Books Ltd

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