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The Minotaur

(2005)
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Kerstin Kvist didn't quite know what to expect when she took up a job with the Cosway family at their odd, almost grand home, Lydstep Old Hall, deep in the Essex countryside. The family turned out to be even odder than the house: the widowed Mrs Cosway lived with her three unmarried daughters, in thrall to the old lady. A mysterious fourth daughter - a widow herself and apparently quite rich - came and went, with ill-disguised contempt for the others. More puzzling still was Mrs Cosway's son, John, a sad, self-absorbed figure in his thirties who haunted the house. There's madness in the family' offered one of the daughters by way of explanation, but Kerstin had trained as a nurse and knew it wasn't right to be administering such powerful drugs to a vulnerable figure like John. Barbara Vine's new book, her twelfth, is compelling in its depiction of the sex, lies and secrets within an apparently respectable family, at a time when the sixties revolution hadn't quite reached rural England.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Barbara Vine's The Minotaur

Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Minotaur: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-307-23760-5 / 978-0-307-23760-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-670-91573-4 / 978-0-670-91573-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-104260-5 / 978-0-14-104260-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-104261-3 / 978-0-14-104261-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-104262-1 / 978-0-14-104262-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-307-27832-8 / 978-0-307-27832-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-102072-5 / 978-0-14-102072-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2006 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-305208-X / 978-0-14-305208-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Minotaur (OM)
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-102523-9 / 978-0-14-102523-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): B Vine
ISBN: 0-14-305207-1 / 978-0-14-305207-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-670-91574-2 / 978-0-670-91574-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1-4893-9692-6 / 978-1-4893-9692-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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June 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1-4893-9691-8 / 978-1-4893-9691-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1-4915-3742-6 / 978-1-4915-3742-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1-4915-3782-5 / 978-1-4915-3782-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Minotaur: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   


April 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Minotaur: A Novel
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Minotaur, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 1-4159-2207-1 / 978-1-4159-2207-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Minotaur (Unabridged)
Author(s): Barbara vine
ISBN: 1-4159-2206-3 / 978-1-4159-2206-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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March 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
ISBN: 0-14-180606-0 / 978-0-14-180606-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Minotaur
Author(s): Barbara Vine
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon