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The Birds And Other Stories

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349006666

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 1st October 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

With an Introduction by ‘Britain’s most sophisticated film critic’ David Thomson, THE TIMES


‘A remarkable imagination continually provokes both pity and terror’ OBSERVER

‘One of the last century’s most original literary talents’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘She wrote exciting plots . . . a writer of fearless originality’ GUARDIAN

‘How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . .’

A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man’s sense of dominance over the natural world.

Reviews

A remarkable imagination continually provokes both pity and terror
Observer
Building from an almost pastoral scene of autumnal Cornwall, this carefully realistic story builds into unfathomable horror
Lisa Allardice, The Guardian
She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality
Guardian
One of the last century's most original literary talents
Daily Telegraph