Among Ruins

Among Ruins

By: Harriet Vyner (author)Paperback

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"Among Ruins" is the story of Laura, born to a wealthy family and enjoying the lifestyle of the landed gentry - until her father gambles away their vast, legendary Northumberland estate one evening on a billiard table. Laura and her family move away, but she remains haunted by an abusive incident she suffered on the grounds as a child. She moves to London as a teenager and embarks on an affair with a much older, well-known artist. But as his infatuation grows, Laura's lessens, and she finds herself becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol and eventually heroin...with dramatic consequences. Much more than a coming-of-age story, "Among Ruins" explores Laura's attempt to find significance and esteem as her father succeeds in losing his own. It is a compelling exploration of what happens when life unexpectedly starts to spiral out of control, and Harriett Vyner explores both of their turbulent experiences with extraordinary honesty, elegance and wit.

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About Author

Harriet Vyner is the author of Groovy Bob, a biography of the sixties art dealer, Robert Fraser.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780571225927
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780571225927
  • weight: 269
  • ISBN10: 0571225926

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