Vanessa Redgrave portrays Vida Winter in this film, and her sister, Lynn Redgrave, portrays the part of Vida Winter in the audiobook by Diane Setterfield, on. Diane Setterfield’s debut novel arrived already wreathed in acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. The Thirteenth Tale is a cleverly plotted. Former academic Setterfield pays tribute in her debut to Brontë and du Maurier heroines: a The Thirteenth Tale. Diane Setterfield, Author.

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The Thirteenth Tale

I would like to read more books from this author if they are as good as this one! She finds the author testy and untrustworthy given all the conflicting tales she has passed to journalists about her life. Full Cast and Crew. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

Mysteries abound, of course, and we learn a lot about both Vida and Margaret as the story progresses. I really enjoyed the gothic atmosphere and all the drama.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was once the imposing home of the March family facininating, manipulative Isabell, charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother and the wild untamed twins. As a ten-year-old, she discovered an old tin underneath a bed thirteenthh changed her life forever. The second floor was her favorite place of discovery.


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He left to go to a place where he used to go with Isabelle and shot himself. Retrieved 7 December Join our mailing list! Which villain would come out on top? A letter from Britain’s most famous author, Vida Winter, invited her to write the author’s biography.

But at the time of the story autism was not thought of yet. This becomes the biography that Winter commissioned Lea to do.

A tale with a twist

Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida’s storytelling but remains suspicious of the author’s sincerity. In the process, her own life story would entwine with that of Miss Winter’s, and in one moment of vertiginous, kaleidoscopic bedazzlement, she would finally take the fragmented and the broken and mend it, tidy it up and put it in order.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat We can rediscover them. Both Victorian and presumably post-war setting? Questioning her father, it is setterfiield that this is a rare, perhaps the only, copy in existence.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter, and in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.


It was so awful that words cannot describe how idiotic it was.

He kept out of her way and that suited both of them. She learnt that lesson early in life when she was sitting on a wall, reading, and fell off when she relaxed her muscles too much. I have been sucked in straight away. Unnerving and compelling in equal measure, this is one of those books where the pages turn by themselves. That to me is like asking how a contestant on X Factor sits beside the artists — say, Marvin Gaye or David Bowie – whose songs she or he covered on the programme.

She had the goodness of two children in her, and Adeline the wickedness of two. All through her life, Vida Winter entertained journalists with various versions of her life story. Likely this is the result of my recent tendency toward selecting less-than-literary books in an attempt to find some distraction without devoting much real focus to the reading.

This passage reflects why I was so steeped in the pages.