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Instar

(1977)
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Hugh Murray, a man who married into money, is destined to spend a few weeks over the upcoming summer of 1976 at the house of his wife's aunt and uncle. The uncle's all right, but the aunt makes Hyacinthe Bucket (of Keeping Up Appearances fame) look like an unprincipled ninny in a housedress. Thankfully, we learn pretty early on, the rich aren't that much different, and the first few days go rather well, considering. The only really odd parts are the disturbing aunt and a strange, echoless screaming that occurs on foggy nights. One night, while Hugh is out walking, the fog rolls in, the screaming starts, and Hugh is in a place where he can investigate. He does, and as the result of his actions, he comes into possession of an odd little dog named Waffles. And that's when things start to get really weird.

    

Used availability for Ryder Brady's Instar

Hardback Editions

March 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Instar
Author(s): Ryder Brady
ISBN: 0-450-03196-9 / 978-0-450-03196-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

April 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Instar
Author(s): Ryder Brady
ISBN: 0-450-03363-5 / 978-0-450-03363-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
Availability: Amazon