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Sheep\'s Clothing

Sheep's Clothing

(1988)
A novel by

 
From the Queen of the suburban terror story and the author whom Ruth Rendell described as 'quiet, clever and subtle' comes a tale of confidence tricksters and menace. In "Sheep's Clothing" Celia Dale explores the life of lonely elderly ladies. Behind their heavily bolted doors they are surrounded by the treasures that they've collected over the years, which makes them necessarily wary of strangers and cautious of allowing people into their sanctuaries, for fear that their hidden savings could fall prey to unscrupulous people. When two charming and friendly women from the social services knock on their door there's no harm in letting them in, is there? After all such lovely women only want to help them and it is nice to have some visitors for a change. What harm can it do to have a chat and a cup of tea?"Sheep's Clothing" dissects the little cruelties of life and is a reminder, as Matthew Coady wrote in the "Guardian", 'that we are all victims of each other'. It is a sinister and beautifully crafted depiction of the horror that can lurk beneath even the most respectable facades.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

August 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: Sheep's Clothing (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-89621-912-7 / 978-0-89621-912-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Sheep's Clothing (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-7451-0931-4 / 978-0-7451-0931-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Sheep's Clothing (A Crime Club Selection)
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-385-24607-2 / 978-0-385-24607-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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April 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: Sheep's Clothing
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-09-468310-7 / 978-0-09-468310-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Sheep's Clothing
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-571-24648-6 / 978-0-571-24648-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Sheep's Clothing
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-7551-0545-1 / 978-0-7551-0545-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd
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November 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: Sheep's Clothing (VMC)
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 1-86049-252-5 / 978-1-86049-252-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Sheep's Clothing
Author(s): Celia Dale
ISBN: 0-14-011997-3 / 978-0-14-011997-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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