Cat and Mouse

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ISBN 9780571251599 Format Paperback
9780571251599
Paperback
Published 21/05/2009 Length 240 pages
240

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First published in 1950 Cat and Mouse was Christianna Brand's eighth novel, and a classic thriller.

Tinka Jones needs to escape her London life and her job as a journalist. She decides to visit Amista, a friend she has been writing to for some time. Amista lives in an isolated house in the Welsh hills and Tinka looks forward to peace and tranquillity. However, when she arrives in Wales she finds the locals have never heard of Amista. Tinka begins to question everything she thought she knew. Who has been writing her letters if Amista doesn't exist, and if she does exist then where is she? Stuck in a desolate house on the rain-swept hills she encounters unsettling and bizarre visitations as she sets out to unearth the mystery that surrounds Amista and the house - with chilling consequences.

First published in 1950 Cat and Mouse was Christianna Brand's eighth novel, and a classic thriller.Tinka Jones needs to escape her London life and her job as a journalist. She decides to visit Amista, a friend she has been writing to for some time. Amista lives in an isolated house in the Welsh hills and Tinka looks forward to peace and tranquillity. However, when she arrives in Wales she finds the locals have never heard of Amista. Tinka begins to question everything she thought she knew. Who has been writing her letters if Amista doesn't exist, and if she does exist then where is she? Stuck in a desolate house on the rain-swept hills she encounters unsettling and bizarre visitations as she sets out to unearth the mystery that surrounds Amista and the house - with chilling consequences.
  • About Christianna Brand

    Born Mary Christianna Milne in the Far East in 1907, Christianna Brand grew up in India before returning to England. Death in High Heels, her debut novel, was published in 1941. In the same year Heads You Lose was published and featured one of her best-loved characters, Inspector Cockrill, who went on to appear in seven of her novels. Green for Danger is perhaps Christianna Brand's most famous novel and was made into a film in 1946 starring Alastair Sim.

    She was nominated three times for an Edgar Award and was also the author of the children's series Nurse Matilda, which was recently adapted into the film Nanny McPhee.

    Christianna Brand died in 1988.

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