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Sisters by a River

(1947)
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On the banks of the River Avon, five sisters are born. The seasons come and go, the girls take their lessons under the ash tree, and always there is the sound of water swirling through the weir. Then, unexpectedly, an air of decay descends upon the house: ivy grows unchecked over the windows, angry shouts split the summer air, the milk sours in the larder and their father takes out his gun. Tragedy strikes the family, and before long the furniture is being auctioned off and the sisters dispersed among relatives. In her daring first novel, originally published in 1947, Barbara Comyns' unique young heroine relates the vivid, funny and bittersweet story of a childhood.

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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sisters By A River: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 1-84408-837-5 / 978-1-84408-837-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sisters By A River: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-86068-475-X / 978-0-86068-475-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Comyns Barbara : Sisters by A River (Vmc) (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-14-016167-8 / 978-0-14-016167-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sisters By A River: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics Book 94)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK