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									Diane SetterfieldDiane Setterfield
Diane Setterfield became a major celebrity when the manuscript of her first novel, The Thirteenth Tale, inspired a vigorous bidding war among publishers in the U.S. and the U.K. The inaugural selection of the Barnes & Noble Recommends program, this fascinating tale of gothic intrigue heralded the arrival of an exciting new literary talent.

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Fact File

Diane Setterfield
Current Home:
Yorkshire, England
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1964
Place of Birth:
Berkshire, England
Theale Green School, Berkshire (1975-1982); B.A., University of Bristol, 1986); Ph.D. in French, 1993

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Setterfield's Dazzling Debut

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								The Thirteenth Tale, Author: 
								Diane Setterfield .

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The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Setterfield's highly anticipated debut is a tale of gothic suspense that chronicles the tragic story of the doomed and beautiful Angelfield family, as set forth by their biographer -- a woman with her own dark family secrets to hide. Publishers Weekly has applauded its “graceful storytelling that has its own pleasures,” and Library Journal notes how the book “grabs the reader with its damp, icy fingers and doesn't let go until the last shocking secret has been revealed.”

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An Author's Inspiration

When Setterfield taught French literature, she specialized in the works of André Gide, who wrote such modern classics as The Counterfeiters and La Symphonie Pastorale. "Gide often spoke about a phenomenon he called 'dédoublement,'" Setterfield explains in an interview with her publisher. "By this he meant the splitting of the self into two: a self who acts, speaks, goes about in the world and has experiences, and a self who observes all this going on. When I first read about this, I remember feeling that tingle you get when you recognize something of yourself in a piece of writing."

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