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Appointment with Yesterday

Celia Fremlin
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571312641
Date Published
20.02.2014
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Summary

‘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

Appointment with Yesterday (1972), Celia Fremlin’s eighth novel, concerns a woman who calls herself Milly Barnes. But this is not her real name – for ‘Milly’ is on the run, driven by her terrible panic that at any moment the remorseless arm of the law will catch up with her.

‘Not less horrible than illicit deaths are the horrors that lurk in female domesticity, and Celia Fremlin has long been the mistress of their fictional presentation. Here, in the best so far of her always good books, she has fused both, in an excellent terror novel.’ TLS

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Celia Fremlin (1914-2009) was born in Kent and educated at Berkhamsted School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford, where she read classics and philosophy. During the Second World War she worked for the Mass Observation project, an experience that resulted in her first published book, War Factory (1943, available in Faber Finds), which recorded the experiences and attitudes of women…

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