The Fifth Child, Paperback Book

The Fifth Child Paperback

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A classic tale from Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, of a family torn apart by the arrival of Ben, their feral fifth child.`Listening to the laughter, the sounds of children playing, Harriet and David would reach for each other's hand, and smile, and breathe happiness.'Four children, a beautiful old house, the love of relatives and friends - Harriet and David Lovatt's life is a glorious hymn to domestic bliss and old-fashioned family values.

But when their fifth child is born, a sickly and implacable shadow is cast over this tender idyll.

Large and ugly, violent and uncontrollable, the infant Ben, `full of cold dislike', tears at Harriet's breast.

Struggling to care for her new-born child, faced with a darkness and a strange defiance she has never known before, Harriet is deeply afraid of what, exactly, she has brought into the world ...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780586089033

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