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Unexplained Laughter

(1985)
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Behaving badly made Lydia feel better. She hoped she wasn't turning into one of those maniacs who murder people in order to establish their superiority over their fellows who say Please and Thank you and conform to the basic customs of society.

Recovering from a love affair gone wrong, Lydia retreats to the Welsh countryside, leaving behind her sophisticated friends, but accidentally inviting Betty, "the human equivalent of sackcloth and ashes," as her companion. There they encounter Hywel, a dour farmer, Elizabeth, his nervous wife, the aspiring priest Beuno, Hywel's brother, and randy Doctor Wyn. Meanwhile Hywel's strange sister Angharad roams the land, observing all, while Lydia is increasingly unnerved by the unexplained laughter that comes down from the hills.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 0-7505-3758-2 / 978-0-7505-3758-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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June 1987 : USA Hardback
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 0-06-015722-4 / 978-0-06-015722-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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August 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 0-7156-2070-3 / 978-0-7156-2070-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 1-78033-660-8 / 978-1-78033-660-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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February 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Unexplained Laughter (Common Reader Editions)
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 1-888173-53-X / 978-1-888173-53-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akadine Pr
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2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 0-7551-0579-6 / 978-0-7551-0579-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd
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October 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 0-14-009203-X / 978-0-14-009203-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Unexplained Laughter: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
ISBN: 1-85695-923-6 / 978-1-85695-923-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Unexplained Laughter
Author(s): Alice Thomas Ellis
Publisher: Corsair
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