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The Madness - Alison Rattle

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Published: 6th March 2014
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Sixteen-year-old Marnie lives in the idyllic coastal village of Clevedon. Despite being crippled by a childhood exposure to polio, she seems set to follow in her mother's footsteps, and become a 'dipper', escorting fragile female bathers into the sea. Her life is simple and safe. But then she meets Noah. Charming, handsome, son-of-the-local-Lord, Noah. She quickly develops a passion for him - a passion which consumes her. As Marnie's infatuation turns to fixation she starts to lose her grip on reality, and a harrowing and dangerous obsession develops that seems certain to end in tragedy. Set in the early Victorian era when propriety, modesty and repression were the rule, this is a taut psychological drama in which the breakdown of a young woman's emotional state will have a devastating impact on all those around her.

About the Author

Alison grew up in Liverpool, and now lives in a medieval house in Somerset with her three teenage children, her partner - a carpenter - an extremely naughty Jack Russell and a ghost cat. She has co-authored a number of non-fiction titles on subjects as diverse as growing old, mad monarchs, how to boil a flamingo, the history of America and the biography of a nineteenth-century baby killer. She has worked as a fashion designer, a production controller, a painter and decorator, a barmaid, and now owns and runs a vintage tea room. The Quietness was Alison's first novel for young adult readers, and explored the relationship between two girls caught in the dark underbelly of Victorian London.

ISBN: 9781471401039
ISBN-10: 1471401030
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23