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My Best Friend

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
A quiet Suffolk village, 1944. Fourteen-year-old Gerald Haxton is a lonely boy who regards his still-born twin brother Jack as his only real friend. His mother, a famous children's writer, guards Jack's memory jealously, and Gerald, disturbed and unpopular, has no hope of ever measuring up to him. Playing in the woods near his home, Gerald discovers the body of his elder sister buried in a shallow grave. She has been beaten to death with a wooden stake and her boyfriend, a young GI, is hanged for the crime. London, 1995. As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE Day, Gerald, who remains a loner, is nearing retirement. Obsessed by routine, he still talks to his dead brother, Jack. Surrounded by nostalgic artefacts at the TV prop-hire company where he works, he is constantly reminded of the past, and with it, his sister Vera's death. Hoping to escape his lonely existence, he takes to following Mel, the twelve-year-old daughter of a colleague. A few days later Mel, who bears a striking resemblance to Vera, disappears...

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-385-33579-2 / 978-0-385-33579-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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June 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-4608-6 / 978-0-7528-4608-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-4802-X / 978-0-7528-4802-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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December 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-440-23710-6 / 978-0-440-23710-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-4709-0 / 978-0-7528-4709-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

February 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: My Best Friend: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7531-1368-6 / 978-0-7531-1368-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7531-1711-8 / 978-0-7531-1711-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2001 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Untitled 2: Mountain Of Immoderate Desires
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-2475-9 / 978-0-7528-2475-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Best Friend
Author(s): Laura Wilson
Publisher: Quercus
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