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Ruth Elms – Vanessa Kirby

Ruth Elms – Vanessa Kirby

Twenty one and beautiful, Ruth Elms spent the year after finishing school studying at university where she met and was seduced by Peter Darrall, a brilliant academic and political mind. Young and idealistic, Ruth, despite her education and the relative affluence of her life, was deeply neglected as a child by her mother, and sought comfort in her busy father, a man who she could talk to but who gave her little time. Freddie was the lifeline in her early years and she grieved his absence. Now as her relationship with Peter destabilises her life it's Freddie who she turns to once more.

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