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The Ice House

The Ice House

(1983)
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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.

 
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Used availability for Nina Bawden's The Ice House


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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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September 1984 : UK Hardback
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
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
Title: Ice House, The
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-333-35244-0 / 978-0-333-35244-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Interactive Publishing
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ice House (VMC)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-433-7 / 978-1-84408-433-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The ice house
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7540-4094-1 / 978-0-7540-4094-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Camden
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February 1993 : UK Paperback
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 Mass Market Paper
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November 1984 : UK Paperback
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

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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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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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Ice House
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Ice House (VMC Book 2293)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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