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The thirteenth tale by Diane Setterfield

Title: The Thirtheenth Tale
By: Diane Setterfield
Rating: A+(+)
Summary: There are two heroines here: Vida Winter, a famous author, whose life story is coming to an end, and Margaret Lea, a young, unworldly, bookish girl who is a bookseller in her father's shop. Vida has been confounding her biographers and fans for years by giving everybody a different version of her life, each time swearing it's the truth. Because of a biography that Margaret has written about brothers, Vida chooses Margaret to tell her story, all of it, for the first time. At their initial meeting, the conversation begins:


"You have given nineteen different versions of your life story to journalists in the last two years alone."


She [Vida] shrugged. "It's my profession. I'm a storyteller."


"I am a biographer, I work with facts."  (Summary thanks to amazon.) 

My Review:  I am seriously sleep deprived thanks to this book, bare that in mind if you see any mistakes.
  This tale is an undertow; it will draw you in and there no escapeing it, not that you will mind. This book is filled with twist and turns, lie and too many secrets( you'll wonder how they keep them all straight). And let me tell you a secret thing book is so much more than the story of two writers. And Heck if you don't like their story there five or six other you can choice from.


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