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Clodagh Brown loved climbing. First it was trees. Later, as a teenager, she would scale the electrical pylons that tower over the English countryside like giant grasshoppers -- and share the experience with Daniel, her first lover. As a young woman she'd walk for miles over London's rooftops, peering through windows into people's intimate lives in a nightly ritual that bound her closely to the small group of friends with whom she lived and climbed. Looking back on it, Clodagh would claim that her passion for heights saved her life -- but not without exacting a terrible cost....

Grasshopper is Ruth Rendell's ninth novel written using the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Under her own name, Ruth Rendell writes classic whodunits featuring Inspector Wexford and novels renowned for their mastery of psychological suspense. Her Barbara Vine novels are written in exquisitely crafted layers, peeled away page by page to expose the darkest longings and obsessions of the human heart.

Baker & Taylor
Clodagh Brown revels in climbing the rooftops of London, where she becomes an eyewitness to people's intimate lives and secrets, but she discovers that her compulsion could exact a terrible price.

& Taylor

From the time she was a child, Clodagh Brown has revelled in climbing--first trees, then electrical pylons, and as a young woman, the rooftops of London, where she becomes an eyewitness to people's intimate lives and secrets--but she soon discover that her compulsion could exact a terrible price. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2000.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780609607893
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 24 cm.


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Mar 18, 2015

This is a strange story about a bunch of misfits who spend their time walking across the roofs of tall buildings in London. There is also a couple of foster parents who abduct their foster child because they are asked to give him up, because he is half Asian and the Children's Aid wants to place him with a bi racial family. It was a bit boring at times but on the whole a good read.


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