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Foul Matter

(1983)
(The second book in the Ribs of Death series)
A novel by

 
 
I have been on nodding terms with death since age nineteen. Death holds precious little mystery for me. During the last sixteen years I have eaten death for breakfast . . .

For accomplished writer and chef Clytie Churchill suffering and love come hand in hand. The life of each person she loves seems to come to a desperate end - sickness, suicide, death by drowning, orphan and widower Clytie has grieved through it all. During a long night reminiscing in a remote French Chateau she resolves to throw out all this Foul Matter - like the old proofs of a finished book.

But there is still one mystery to solve - when she learns there is a chance that little Finn, her dead husband's son, could have survived the sinking of his father's boat Clytie seeks out lawyer and ex-lover Anthony to help her track him down.

Awardwinning author Joan Aiken touches upon love and death with a thoughtfulness and courage that makes Foul Matter a romantic suspense novel like no other.

    

Used availability for Joan Aiken's Foul Matter

Hardback Editions

February 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: Foul Matter (Ribs of Death, Book 2)
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-385-18371-2 / 978-0-385-18371-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Foul Matter
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-575-03219-7 / 978-0-575-03219-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Foul Matter
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 1-5098-7870-X / 978-1-5098-7870-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Foul Matter
Author(s): Joan Aiken
Publisher: Bello
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA