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The Ice House

(1983)
A novel by

 
 
At fifteen, Daisy, confident and cherished, is appalled to hear that Ruth's father locked her in the old garden ice house as a childhood punishment: no wonder her friend shelters in make believe. The revelation of that primitive cruelty cements a friendship in which protection plays no small part. Years later, middle aged, they remain close friends and live on the same street. So when Daisy's husband dies suddenly, Ruth's discovery that the marriage was unhappy is the first stage in the unravelling of the certainties she has wrapped around her adult life. Friendship, love, marriage and, above all, the scorching effects of adultery, come under the microscope in this dextrous novel. Journeying from a terrifying suburban household to its unexpected conclusion in the Egyptian Pharaoh's tombs, The Ice House is startling, tragic and humorous by turns.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Nina Bawden's The Ice House

Hardback Editions

June 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: The Ice House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7540-4093-3 / 978-0-7540-4093-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1980 : UK Textbook Binding
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Title: The Ice House (A New Portway large print book)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-85119-283-1 / 978-0-85119-283-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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August 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ice House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-312-40386-0 / 978-0-312-40386-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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June 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ice-House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-333-35244-0 / 978-0-333-35244-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ice House (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-433-7 / 978-1-84408-433-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ice House (VMC)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-85381-434-2 / 978-1-85381-434-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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May 1986 : USA Paperback

Title: The Ice House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-312-90201-8 / 978-0-312-90201-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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November 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ice House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7221-1492-3 / 978-0-7221-1492-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere Books
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Audio Editions

April 1984 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Ice House: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7451-5782-3 / 978-0-7451-5782-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1985 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Ice-House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-8161-9797-0 / 978-0-8161-9797-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ice House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ice House (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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