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The Godsend (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) | Bernard Taylor, Professor of Strategic Management Bernard Taylor
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Alan and Kate Marlowe are a typical, loving, middle-class couple, with four young children. But they wish they had just one more, a beautiful baby daughter. So when a strange young woman abandons her infant at their house, they view it as a blessing-a godsend-and adopt little Bonnie as their own. But it is not long after Bonnie's arrival before terrible things begin to happen to the Marlowe family, beginning with the death of their son Matthew. As the tragedies mount, Alan starts to suspect Bonnie and fears he may be losing his grip on his sanity. After all, surely such a small, lovely, innocent child could not possibly be responsible for such horrors ... ? The classic first novel by Bernard Taylor, "The Godsend" (1976) earned widespread critical acclaim on its initial publication and was the basis for a 1980 film. This edition, the first in over twenty years, features a new introduction by Mary Danby. Taylor's "Sweetheart, Sweetheart" and "The Moorstone Sickness" are also available from Valancourt. "If you liked "The Exorcist," "The Other," and "Rosemary's Baby," The Godsend is for you!" - "Hartford Courant" ""The Godsend" is a splendidly readable and creepy story." - "Sunday Express" "A shocker . . . I enjoyed every horrid word of it." - "Daily Telegraph"
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The Godsend (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) | Bernard Taylor, Professor of Strategic Management Bernard Taylor
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Just look at this amazing #CreepyChristmas package from @BookishMadHatter !

Two fantastic-sounding books, chocolates, tea, hot chocolate, bookmarks and my favourites?? The wonderful hand-knit reading socks and crocheted ghosts (I‘m going to call them the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present 😆).

Thank you SO much for such a truly thoughtful swap, Lauralee! Happy New Year! 😘😘

And thanks again to our host, @teebe ! ❤️❤️

TrishB Very cool gifts 😁 3mo
Sapphire Love those socks! 3mo
DinoMom This is an amazing pacakage. 3mo
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quietjenn Those ghosts are adorable. 3mo
Sleepswithbooks Oh my gahhhh - the ghosts 🥰 3mo
BookishMadHatter Happy New Year! I'm so glad you liked the package. Full disclosure, my mom knitted the socks, but the ghosties were all me lol 3mo
LeahBergen @TrishB @DinoMom It‘s wonderful! 3mo
LeahBergen @Sapphire And they‘re soft and cozy, too. 😊 3mo
LeahBergen @quietjenn @Sleepswithbooks Aren‘t they amazing? 😍 3mo
LeahBergen @BookishMadHatter I love everything so much! Thank you again. ❤️❤️ Tell your Mom that someone in Calgary is wearing her socks RIGHT NOW. 😆😆 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Those Christmas ghosts are the best! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yup, love those ghosties too! 3mo
Tamra How adorable are the Santa Ghosts??? 3mo
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 3mo
TheLudicReader I got Gallows Hill as my school-based jolabokaflod swap. 😀 3mo
LeahBergen @TheLudicReader 👯‍♀️ Here‘s hoping it‘s creepy! 😆 3mo
library.dreamer I loved Gallows Hill 3mo
Centique The socks! And the ghosties! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen @library.dreamer Good to hear! I‘m looking forward to it. 👍 2mo
LeahBergen @Centique Aren‘t they great?? 2mo
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The Godsend (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) | Bernard Taylor, Professor of Strategic Management Bernard Taylor
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When it takes you a day to read a book you know its good.This book was truly amazing ! I was consumed beyond belief with the terror in this book. I will re-read this again very soon. Its a five star rating for sure..👍👍

ReadingOver50 Ooo sounds good 5y
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