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Her Fearful Symmetry

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Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger, book reviewElspeth and Edwina were identical twins, estranged for many years. When Elspeth dies in London, she leaves her flat to her sister’s, nieces – Julia and Veronica – who are also identical twins. However, there is a condition. The two girls must leave the USA and their mother behind, and in the flat for a year. After that, they can do what they want with it. The girls decide to take up the challenge – since seriously, how horrid could a rent-free year in London be? Especially if what they’ve inherited is a bright and sunny flat, situated near Highgate Cemetery. But, soon after they arrive, they begin to meet some unusual neighbors and then some strange things start to happen. This is Audrey Niffenegger’s Her Fearful Symmetry.

After The Time Traveler’s Wife was such a huge best-seller, everyone anxiously awaited Audrey Niffenegger’s second novel.


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The Time Traveler’s Wife

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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger“The Time Traveler’s Wife” is the story of Henry, a librarian, and Clare, an artist. They have known each other since Clare was 6 and Henry was 30, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry was 30. At this time Henry had known Clare for two years, but Clare has known Henry for most of her life.
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This scenario sounds impossible, but has come about because Henry is the first person in the World to be diagnosed with a genetic condition called Chrono-Displacement Disorder. In other words, he is a time traveller. Time travel is a premise that has been used before in countless books, usually with the protagonist travelling through large chunks of time, back into the past or into the distant future, through some magical or technological means.

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