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Devil By The Sea
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The first time the children saw the Devil, he was sitting next to them in the second row of deckchairs in the bandstand. He was biting his nails.' So begins the horrifying story of a madman loose in a small seaside town- his prey the very young and the very old. Seen through the eyes of Hilary- a precocious, highly imaginative, lonely child- it is a chilling story about the perceptiveness of children, the blindness of parents and the allure of strangers. As the adults carry on with their own grown-up capers, Hilary is led further and further into the twilight world of one man's terrifyingly warped view of normal life. But will she have the sense to resist it?
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Nina Bawden's great talent is to be able to take you along a perfectly ordinary street, rip the facade away and show the strange and passionate events that go on behind closed doors' Daily Telegraph

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Nina Bawden, CBE, is one of Britain's most distinguished and best-loved novelists. She has published over forty novels and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. In 2004 she received the PEN Award for a Lifetime's Service to Literature.

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'A born story-teller' INDEPENDENT 'Nina Bawden's readers should be numbered like the sands of the sea' GUARDIAN 'Nina Bawden's great talent is to be able to take you along a perfectly ordinary street, rip the facade away and show the strange and passionate events that go on behind closed doors' DAILY TELEGRAPH

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