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The Widow of Ratchets

The Widow of Ratchets

(1979)
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Synopsis: The Widow of Rachets tells the slightly supernatural and highly ominous story of American Lyndsay Kramer Dolben, an attractive newlywed who arrives in England to rejoin her husband only to be immediately informed of his recent death. Overcome with grief, the young widow travels to Ratchets, the remote village where Michael's family has lived for centuries. But even before the funeral arrangements are completed, Lyndsay begins to suspect that the traditions of the town and its inhabitants, especially their unorthodox reverence for the Land, are frighteningly peculiar. The unraveling of these ancient and bloody fertility rituals and incestuous primitive taboos keeps her intellectually and emotionally occupied for the remainder of this awesome and gripping story. Through Lyndsay's eyes and actions we come to understand the formidable powers of the earth.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: The Widow of Ratchets
Author(s): Owen Brookes
ISBN: 0-261-66431-X / 978-0-261-66431-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Diamond Books
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March 1979 : USA Hardback
Title: The Widow of Ratchets
Author(s): Owen Brookes
ISBN: 0-03-040296-4 / 978-0-03-040296-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
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Paperback Editions

October 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Widow of Ratchets
Author(s): Owen Brookes
ISBN: 0-441-88770-8 / 978-0-441-88770-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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April 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Widow Of Ratchets
Author(s): O Brookes
ISBN: 0-441-88769-4 / 978-0-441-88769-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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February 1980 : UK Paperback
Title: Widow of Ratchets
Author(s): Owen Brookes
ISBN: 0-00-615347-X / 978-0-00-615347-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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