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  • Published: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448156375
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
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The Unknown Bridesmaid




A dark and compelling story of family secrets and self-discovery from the author of Diary of an Ordinary Woman and Shadow Baby

Only one person knows what happened that day…

Julia was the only person who knew what happened that day.

But she didn’t tell the police. And then it was too late.

Now, years later, her secret looms large.

Is it really too late? And if she does tell, can she bear the consequences?

  • Pub date: 28 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448156375
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

Margaret Forster

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster was the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want? , Keeping the World Away, Over and The Unknown Bridesmaid. She also wrote bestselling memoirs – Hidden Lives, Precious Lives and, most recently, My Life in Houses – and biographies. She was married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lived in London and the Lake District. She died in February 2016, just before her last novel, How to Measure a Cow, was published.

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Praise for The Unknown Bridesmaid

“Remarkable…disturbing…fascinating”

Independent

“Nobody is better than Margaret Forster, with her clear calm prose, at delineating the fault lines of the ordinary, unexceptional and hidden lives”

Jennifer Selway, Daily Express

“a mesmerizing, unsettling novel”

New York Times

“Makes such uncomfortable reading that at times you can barely turn the page, but it’s so compelling that you have to”

Mail on Sunday

“Perfectly paced and with superbly drawn characters, this is a compelling story skilfully told”

Choice

“Margaret Forster is a brilliant and prolific writer... her latest novel is one of her best… It's a gripping read”

Observer

“Margaret Forster is a brilliant and prolific writer... her latest novel is one of her best... The book it most reminded me of, curiously enough, was Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending... Barnes, of course, won the Booker for his novel. I hope that Margaret Forster gets the recognition she deserves for this one”

Elizabeth Day, Observer

“There is no one to match [Forster] for the way her assured,subtle and careful prose can detail the insecurities, torments and problems of what are, to all surface appearances, just nondescript, unremarkable and often half-lived lives”

The Lady

“Margaret Forster has a deft and idiosyncratic touch”

Penelope Lively, Spectator

“A story which becomes steadily more gripping”

WI Magazine

“Margaret Forster is a brilliant and prolific writer... her latest novel is one of her best… It's a gripping read”

Observer

“A brilliantly uncomfortable read about the art of forgetfulness”

Emma Hagestadt, Independent

“Brilliant... You won't put this book down until its emotional end”

Siraj Patel, Daily Express


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