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Death of a Unicorn

(1984)
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Nineteen-fifties London. A time of unusual ferment, especially for young Lady Margaret Millett, ex-deb-of-the-year and the intriguing narrator of Peter Dickinson's latest novel of suspense. Caught in a life of little apparent purpose, Lady Margaret (literally in mid-yawn at a tedious party) chances upon a striking stranger, and almost immediately her world begins to change. Within a week she's been hired by a fashionable British magazine and has begun to escape the grip of her domineering mother. A few weeks more, and the stranger is her lover. So begins a surprising year of happiness and self-discovery -- new friendships, challenging work, a rather unconventional but very sincere love -- until, out of the blue, her new world collapses in inexplicable tragedy. Thirty years later, Lady Margaret, now a best-selling romantic novelist, answers the telephone. A voice from that long-dead existence speaks, and suddenly the rules and assumptions of her life are shattered again. Crucial allegiances of love and family are suspect. What was once a tragic death is now very possibly a murder. For Lady Margaret, the past is no longer a pleasant memory. Guarded secrets must be reopened as she is forced to rediscover and reassess a life that has led not only to fame -- but also to death.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn (Atlantic Large Print Books)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-7451-9137-1 / 978-0-7451-9137-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 1984 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-394-53947-8 / 978-0-394-53947-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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January 1900 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-370-30606-6 / 978-0-370-30606-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-61873-040-1 / 978-1-61873-040-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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June 1986 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Death of a unicorn (Atlantic large print)
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-55504-033-0 / 978-1-55504-033-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-09-939240-2 / 978-0-09-939240-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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July 1985 : USA Paperback
Title: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-394-74100-5 / 978-0-394-74100-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-5226-9505-2 / 978-1-5226-9505-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

September 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Death of a Unicorn
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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