The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Late one night while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer.

As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story.

Both women will have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets… and the ghosts that haunt them still.


My Thoughts

This book is for book lovers!  It was a real nice change from almost everything that I’ve been reading lately.  I actually borrowed the book but after finishing it I think that I might actually purchase the book because I see myself actually reading it again someday.  I recommend this to anyone who loves literature.  What a great author.


1 thought on “The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

  1. What a lovely blog you have! Thanks for stopping by mine today, and by the way, I really loved this book too. It's been a while since I read it but you did a fantastic summary.
    I will definitely be watching for more book reviews!


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