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The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line

Ruth Thomas

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line by Ruth Thomas

As heard on BBC Radio 4!

Hidden within the confines of the Royal Institute of Prehistorical Studies, Sybil is happy enough with her work – and her love life. Then to her dismay, her old adversary, assertive and glamorous Helen Hansen, is appointed Head of Trustees. To add insult, Helen promptly seduces Sybil’s boyfriend. Betrayed and broken-hearted, Sybil becomes obsessed with exposing Helen as a fraud, no matter the cost.

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781913207366
Publication Date: 07/01/2021
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Ruth Thomas
Ruth Thomas is the author of three short story collections and two novels, as well as many short stories which have been anthologised and broadcast on the BBC. The Snow...


‘Subtle, wry, intimate.’

Christina Hardyment, The Times

‘Funny, sharply-observed story of betrayal and revenge.’

BBC Radio 4

‘A modern Barbara Pym. Which is absolutely my cup of tea.’

Nina Stibbe

‘The almost zen handling of voice is a joy.’

Janice Galloway

‘I would follow Sybil down any Beckettian domestic rabbit hole.’

Reif Larsen

‘I LOVED IT! All the best bits of Barbara Pym, with a little Jane Austen – on speed.’

Sarah Salway

‘Ruth Thomas is a devastatingly subtle novelist – a quiet voice among louder ones, but, for me, a voice which says so much more about our crazy times.’

Alan Warner

‘A deeply involving novel about the end of a relationship. The prose is sharp, witty and well observed – pitch perfect.’

Lesley Glaister

‘A very funny novel with a dark undertow.’

Meaghan Delahunt

‘A delight of a book as a personal read that leaves positive and heart -warming emotions in its wake.’

Philipa Coughlan, NB Magazine

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