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Troublemakers

Troublemakers

(1963)
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The Trouble-Makers (1963) was Celia Fremlin's fourth novel and - as Chris Simmons contends in his new preface to this Faber Finds edition - has a case to be considered among her very best.

Katharine is a suburban housewife, desultorily unemployed, unhappily married, struggling to keep up appearances but consoled to some degree by the even more aggravated woes of her next-door neighbour Mary - until, that is, Katharine is brought to the disturbing realisation that Mary's predicament is in fact substantially worse.

'A cleverly devised story. A chorus of nicely-characterised suburban wives speculate on Mary's troubles. Fremlin builds up the whole thing into a crescendo of horror.' Sunday Times

'One again Fremlin shows how incomparably more chilling is her quiet, semifactual style than some of the hysterical sentimentalities from Over the Water.' Guardian

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: The Trouble Makers ([Gollancz vintage suspense])
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-575-02082-2 / 978-0-575-02082-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Trouble Makers
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
ISBN: 0-571-31296-9 / 978-0-571-31296-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Trouble-Makers
Author(s): Celia Fremlin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   



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