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Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories

Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories

by Ruth Rendell

CD-Audio Publication Date: 28/06/2017

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The title story is about a man whose life, in a sense, is a book. There are shelves in every room, packed with titles which Ambrose Ribbon has checked pedantically for mistakes of grammar and fact. Life for Ribbon, without his mother now, is lonely and obsessive, filled with psychoses and neuroses, with the ever-present possibility of a descent into violent madness. He still keeps his mother's dressing table exactly as she had left it, the wardrobe door always open so that her clothes can be seen inside, and her pink silk nightdress on the bed. There is one book too that he associates particularly with her - volume VIII of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Piranha to Scurfy. It marked a very significant moment in their relationship ...

In the other stories, Ruth Rendell deals with a variety of themes, some macabre, some vengeful, some mysterious, all precisely observed. They illustrate very atmospherically what range Ruth Rendell has as a writer, expanding beyond her famous sphere of crime writing.

This collection features the stories: 'Piranha to Scurfy', 'Computer Seance', 'Fair Exchange', 'The Wink', 'Catamount', 'Walter's Leg', 'The Professional', 'The Beach Butler', 'The Astronomical Scarf', 'High Mysterious Union' and 'Myth'.
ISBN:
9781489396471
9781489396471
Category:
Crime & mystery
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
28-06-2017
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell was one of the great crime writers.

Her books -notable for their careful psychological observation, as well as their gripping plots - have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and she won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing.

In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. Ruth Rendell died in May 2015

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