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by Kate Pullinger

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Author: Kate Pullinger
ISBN: 1552781593
ISBN13: 978-1552781593
Language: English
Publisher: McArthur (2000)
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T-top-secret, she tells everybody. Her mother drives her in after school once a week.

T-top-secret, she tells everybody. Her mother drives her in after school once a week olly,’ Jenny whispers during class. What are you doing?’. Come on,’ Jenny wheedles, ‘you can tell me. You owe me on. Lolly looks at Jenny, unaware of owing her anything. Then she thinks of Jenny’s confrontation with Mr McKay, a highlight in recent school memory.

In WEIRD SISTER, Kate Pullinger has created a modern gothic novel. Sinister and subtle, it is a chilling feast to remember". I totally, totally wonderful book!!!)

In WEIRD SISTER, Kate Pullinger has created a modern gothic novel. Sinister and subtle, it is a chilling feast to remember. Based on a real English witchcraft case from 1593, Weird Sister is a chilling, delicious book

In WEIRD SISTER, Kate Pullinger has created a modern gothic novel. Based on a real English witchcraft case from 1593, Weird Sister is a chilling, delicious book. Far from being a tedious historical 'recreation', it reproduces the atmosphere of the original case (detailed in a contemporary pamphlet) brilliantly. The book focuses on the spooky incision of the magical into the ordinary world of the modern Throckmorton family whose ancestors indeed accused and caused the deaths of three 'witches'.

Praise for Weird Sister: Daphne du Maurier retold by Margaret Atwood Times Literary Supplement. Pullinger has created a thrilling combination of Rebecca and Mrs Danvers Independent. Pullinger’s exercise in gothic fantasy is as seductively clever as its heroine. The real possibility that, this time, good will not overcome evil keeps you reading.

Weird Sister - Kate Pullinger. With thanks to Anne-Marie Casey. Some villages are earnest about the past so earnest they forget about the present day. Forever trotting out the town crier, ladies costumed as milkmaids, blokes in battle dress, arguing about the role their village played in history.

A perfect, gruesome, little tale Independent on Sunday Agnes Samuel is an American, beautiful, witty, cool, the kind.

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Kate Pullinger is a Canadian novelist and author of digital fiction, lecturing .

Kate Pullinger is a Canadian novelist and author of digital fiction, lecturing at De Montfort University, England. She was born 1961 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, and went to high school on Vancouver Island. Pullinger's earlier books include the novels When the Monster Dies (1989), Where Does Kissing End? (1992), The Last Time I Saw Jane (1996), Weird Sister (1999) and A Little Stranger (2004 in Canada and 2006 in the UK), as well as the short-story collections Tiny Lies (1988) and My Life as a Girl in a Men's Prison (1997). She co-wrote the novelization of the film The Piano (1993) with director Jane Campion.

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Comments to eBook Weird Sister
Pettalo
Definitely is not to be confused with or compared to books of serious literary merit. I for one will not be looking for another book by Pullinger.
Stanober
When I saw the blurb that said “Daphne du Maurier retold by Margaret Atwood,” I knew I had to read this novel. I couldn’t imagine two names that could better compliment a writing style. An old soul, I’m a sucker for atmospheric tales set in small creepy towns where everyone knows everyone’s entire family history.

Some towns purposely forget their histories. Couple Warboys’ shameful past with the return of an ancient malevolent presence, and I’d say you have a recipe for a great book.

Usually, I’m very bothered when writers use present tense. However, Pullinger handles this gracefully. It works because it is necessary for the way the story is told. Different perspectives take turns layering their voices over the plot, which is usually told in present tense. From the perspectives included, the reader can guess who survives till the end of the story. But it’s still fun to sit back and watch the story unfold!

Throckmorton House is my favorite "character" in this novel. Several loose ends are tied up at the conclusion, but there’s still plenty for readers to wonder about. I would highly recommend this novel to others, and I’m interested in finding more of Pullinger’s work to devour!
Mr.Death
From back cover:

Agnes Samuel is an American, beautiful, witty, cool: the kind of woman people remember. She arrives among the respectable citizens of Warboys (England) like a cat among pigeons. Soon she has insinuated herself into the affections of the sleepy Fenland village, and into the heart and home of the ancient Throckmorton family. Nobody remembers another Agnes Samuel from long ago, a frightened girl betrayed by her wealthy neighbours and hanged as a witch. In WEIRD SISTER, Kate Pullinger has created a modern gothic novel. Sinister and subtle, it is a chilling feast to remember.

English and Canadian reader reviews:

This was a very unique book!! May 1, 2003

JuneBug31 from Omemee, Ontario

Compelling, thrilling, page turning, a little gothic. I've never read a book quite like it and enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm not sure who I feel more saddened for, Robert Throckmorton, his sister Jenny, Graeme (Robert's brother) or Graeme's wife Karen. Agnes manages to subtly weave her way into this family and cause, unnoticed at first, discord in the home. My feelings for Elizabeth are paramount. She KNOWS something is amiss with Agnes and she wanted to marry Robert, but lost out to the wicked Agnes. You won't be able to stop turning the pages in this novel!!

A modern day gothic novel full of ambiguity, March 3, 2003

DestinyByDesign from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada

It highlights the darker aspects of intimacy, uses Karma to great effect and proves that jealousy is indeed as cruel as the grave. Enjoying read

Sinister, compulsive read, January 31, 2003

Reviewer: A reader from Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

Based on a real English witchcraft case from 1593, Weird Sister is a chilling, delicious book. Far from being a tedious historical 'recreation', it reproduces the atmosphere of the original case (detailed in a contemporary pamphlet) brilliantly. The book focuses on the spooky incision of the magical into the ordinary world of the modern Throckmorton family whose ancestors indeed accused and caused the deaths of three 'witches'. The characters are well-drawn, and the tale, though sometimes sexually explicit or shockingly violent, is a perfect, dark gem. There are one or two divergences from the 'real history' of the case in the modern version, and the reader is left questioning what was really what (and who was who) in a pleasant, shivery way.

Point Horror for grown-ups, December 30, 2000

Reviewer: A reader from Northamptonshire

Very disappointing. Thin characterisation, undistinguished writing, daft plot, and zero sense of the fenland setting. A bit of sexual titillation does not make up for all these shortcomings. I cannot understand why this book has received good reviews.

tale of enchantment that turns to revenge and horror., December 18, 2000

Reviewer: A reader from London, England

Weird sister is a story that slowly builds into a gruesom tale of revenge and horror. Agnes is a beautiful american woman who arrives one day out of the blue to captivate the occupents of a lonely village in the heart of the fens. The villagers want her as their friend, and so with her cool charm she seats herslf within the heart of the oldest family within Warboys. The ancient family of the Throckmorton's. A strange family, a family that is not interested in history, a family already nestled in the hand of tragedy. People that Agnes fits into without a flinch, and then things begin to happen...

There is another Agnes, a young woman who was born in Warboys centuries earlier, who was hanged along with her parents for being a witch. The people that condemmed them were their wealthy neighbours... the Throckmortons.

This is a great book with a narrative thats pace slowly picks up untill the last few pages almost turn by them selves as you long to know the outcome of such a tragic tale.
Faugami
I'm thoroughly enjoying the suspense of this book and the fleshed-out characterizations that make the members of this family and community seem like real people I either care about or am rankled by. I'd rate it a 5 if I weren't so distracted by the nearly constant comma errors. Each page is rife with either lack of commas to set off direct addresses to other characters or commas that splice and create run-on sentences. It's driving me nuts. That said, I'm committed to the story line and love the short "chapters" that move from perspective to perspective. It's a page turner and my bedtime treat to myself to read some each night, although I've been pushing into my sleep time because I can't put it down!
Silverbrew
I hadn't expected to like this book as much as I did. A gothic, psychological whodunit that tells you right from the first page what's going to happen, the development is so well done that the story never loses its spell. The way the perspective changes with each chapter is a skillfully executed tour de force that is perhaps the main reason why the book is so gripping: we get to watch the events unfold through the eyes of all involved.
Kit
"Weird Sister" is the gothic story of a seductive and mysterious young American, Agnes Samuel, who comes to the village of Warboys (situated on the fens in Cambridgeshire, England) and wreaks havoc on the ancient Throckmorton family. Was the famiily already set to self-destruct or is she seeking revenge for something that happened four hundred years ago? Enthralling, entertaining, a real page-turner. I emjoyed every minute!
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