Every time he went away Father left us with this warning. And once he’d gone, like clockwork, we’d get up and do the chores.
Every time he went away Father left us with this warning. I did the laundry, the worst of the jobs – don’t ask me how that decision was made – and the baking; Agatha did the outside work, and fed and milked the cow; the twins cleaned the house and helped us if we asked them to.
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Betty Trask Award:Lesley Glaister’s first novel is a twisty Gothic tale of familial terror and steadily mounting suspense. In a decaying house in the marshy lowlands of England, four spinster sisters live in self-imposed isolation. For more than sixty years, Milly, Agatha, and the identical twins Ellen and Esther- Ellenanesther -have been trapped together, haunted by the specter of their dead father, whose evil reaches out from beyond the grave
Lesley Glaister's first novel, Honour Thy Father, won both a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award.
Lesley Glaister's first novel, Honour Thy Father, won both a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award. Her other novels include Trick or Treat, Limestone and Clay, for which she was awarded the Yorkshire Post Book Award (Yorkshire Author of the Year), Partial Eclipse and Now You See Me, the story of the unlikely relationship between Lamb, a former patient in a psychiatric ward, and Doggo, a fugitive on the run from the police. Her latest novel is Chosen (2010). Lesley Glaister lives with her husband between Sheffield and Orkney
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Lesley Glaister is adept, original and mature' Hilary Mantel. Books related to Honour Thy Father. They have lived there all their lives, trapped still by the fear of their dead father, who governs his daughters' lives from beyond the grave. And then there is George, another inhabitant, imprisoned in the cellar. Little by little, macabre events come to light: events that transform an idyllic country childhood into a world of eccentric isolation.
Honour Thy Father is a dark and unsettling book about four sisters – Agatha, the eldest, Milly, our narrator and . This is an assured and well crafted debut and it is the first, but certainly not the last, novel I will read by Lesley Glaister
Honour Thy Father is a dark and unsettling book about four sisters – Agatha, the eldest, Milly, our narrator and the twins Ellen and Esther, who exist very much in a private and enclosed world of their own devising. When we are introduced to the sisters they are elderly and living in squalor in the family home, once ruled over by their father, now long dead. This is an assured and well crafted debut and it is the first, but certainly not the last, novel I will read by Lesley Glaister.
A dank, dark gothic tale with none of the stylistic excesses of the genre: in fact, Glaister's narrator, an elderly .
A dank, dark gothic tale with none of the stylistic excesses of the genre: in fact, Glaister's narrator, an elderly woman living with three sisters in a houseful of nasty secrets, tells their story with an English country-woman's open-faced simplicity-which gives the horrid events a poignant backdrop. Why did the sisters stay in Father's house? Why not finish packing instead of leaving things-to-be-packed to become, years later, soft, gray, dusty cloth amid the rubbish, old food, mold and cat hairs? Hang in there until the close (when the flood waters, along with the reader's gorge, are rising), and all will be revealed, including poor baby George.
Honour Thy Father: A Novel. An eerily tragic and mesmerizing first novel (Publishers Weekly), Honour Thy Father is a true original (The Sunday Times). Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Open Road MediaReleased: Dec 30, 2014ISBN: 9781497694095Format: book.