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The Parasite Person

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'A truly funny, sharp comedy that is packaged inside a psychological thriller.' Spectator

'A delightful and masterly achievement.' Financial Times

Celia Fremlin's twelfth novel, originally published in 1982, tells the tale of Martin Lockwood, a man stuck between a wife and a mistress and frustrated by his faltering doctoral thesis on depression. Then he encounters Ruth Ledbetter, a smart, unbalanced, potentially dangerous young woman who soon insinuates herself into Martin's life, his home - and his PhD.

'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew Taylor

'Celia Fremlin is an astonishing writer, who explores that nightmare country where brain, mind and self battle to establish the truth. She illuminates her dark world with acute perception and great wit.' Natasha Cooper

Genre: Mystery
Used availability for Celia Fremlin's The Parasite Person

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Hardback Editions

November 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: The parasite person
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-385-18300-3 / 978-0-385-18300-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday
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May 1982 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Parasite Person
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-575-03108-5 / 978-0-575-03108-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Parasite Person (Faber Finds)
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-571-31286-1 / 978-0-571-31286-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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1982 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Parasite Person
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-89340-652-X / 978-0-89340-652-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Parasite Person (Faber Finds)
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

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