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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
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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