The Wasp Factory

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Enter - if you can bear it - the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least.

'Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.'

'A gothic horror story of quite exceptional quality... macabre, bizarre and quite impossible to put down' Financial Times

'Read it if you dare' Daily Express

'A brilliant book, barmy and barnacled with the grotesque' New Statesman

'One of the most brilliant first novels I have come across' Telegraph

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Little, Brown Book Group
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