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Possession | Celia Fremlin
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'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew Taylor Possession was Celia Fremlin's seventh novel, first published in 1969. Middle-class mother Clare Erskine initially thinks it a great stroke of luck when her 19 year-old daughter Sarah becomes engaged to a young man with a steady job. However Clare's betrothed, Mervyn Redmayne, has a notable black mark against him: a widowed mother with a petulant, inescapable grip on her son. Brilliant... yet another of Miss Fremlin's triumphs.' Times 'Fremlin, masterly delineator of suburban sin and distiller of eerie tensions from commonplace events, achieves a formidable triumph in this new thriller... a must for addicts of the genre.' Scotsman
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Possession | Celia Fremlin
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This is probably the best (and most excessive) usage of the “cover blurb” that I‘ve ever seen. 😆

(I keep wanting to say “that‘s what he said” after each one 😆😆).

What do you think @Cathythoughts and @Tamra ? This one features a pathologically obsessed mother whose darling boy has just become engaged. Yikes!

jlhammar Wow, I‘ve never seen a cover like that! That is some fantastic blurbing. You all are making me want to try Fremlin sooner rather than later. 4w
Ruthiella Whew! 😅 I need a cold shower and a cigarette after reading those blurbs! 😆 4w
Tamra Oh yes! 😵 We might need to start a Fremlin club! 4w
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Tamra @jlhammar I‘ve only read one and I can‘t wait for the next I‘ve ordered from the library. (edited) 4w
vivastory I'm still waiting for the book this year that will give me, "A frenzy of tension" 4w
BarbaraBB 😂😂 4w
Cathythoughts Oh yes ! Sounds like a good one Leah. I‘ll be getting that next. She‘ll write a great story on that theme 😳 3w
erzascarletbookgasm @Tamra Fremlin club sounds great! But my library has no Fremlin! 😢 And her books are not easily available over here. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Never seen a cover like that! Eye catching! 3w
Amiable That cover is to-die-for! (See what I did there? 😀 … That‘s what he said. 😉) (edited) 3w
batsy Excellent cover! It seems to cover all the bases 😂 3w
Tamra @Amiable 😉 3w
LeahBergen @jlhammar I hope you like her when you do! 😊 3w
LeahBergen @Tamra I think we already have an unofficial one! 😆 3w
LeahBergen @vivastory Me, too! 😆 3w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think she will, too! 3w
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm They‘re a bit tricky to find (which is a shame). 3w
LeahBergen @Amiable 😆😆 3w
LeahBergen @batsy All the bases, indeed. 😆 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I think a Fremlin Club is a great idea. As you say Leah , we kind of do have an unofficial one. I just counted 23 books ( including short stories and poetry ) … and I would gladly reread the ones I‘ve already read. Something to think about ! Meanwhile let‘s see .. the unofficial group may gather momentum 😁 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen true! I am all for it, official or unofficial. 3w
Aimeesue “It grips like grim death!!” That‘s excellent. 😂 3w
sarahbarnes Omg…”that‘s what she said”. 😂😂😂 3w
Suet624 This post is fantastic. The book sounds great. 3w
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