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by Vine, Barbara.

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TitleThe birthday present
Author / Responsible partyVine, Barbara.
GenreSuspense stories.
TopicsSuspense stories. Adultery -- Fiction. Politicians -- Sexual behavior -- Fiction. Political corruption -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


It's late spring of 1990 and a love affair is flourishing: between Ivor Tesham, an ardent womanizer and rising star of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government, and Hebe Furnal, a stunning North London housewife stuck in a dull marriage. On the eve of her birthday, Tesham gives Hebe a present to remember: a man arranges for his unsuspecting, but otherwise willing, girlfriend to be snatched from the street, bound and gagged, and then delivered to him. (Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine.)

Additional Information

System control numberS13291
Original Print PublisherLondon : Viking, 2008.
NarratorRuth Sillers and Paul Blake.
Narrator NameRuth Sillers and Paul Blake.
Participant or performer noteRuth Sillers and Paul Blake.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators