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Strong crime comparisons with "Marnie" and strong handicap ones with Giles Gordon "Night Without Stars" who was almost blind as well as Emma Spry in "The Ugly Sister " the ugly duckling of the family one side of her face marred during birth.



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His best book.

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24. The Walking Stick - 1967.

"A superbly plotted suspense novel...a delicate and persuasive study of the sexual awakening of a highly intelligent girl. His finest novel to date." - New York Times.

"Winston Graham is a master of pure story-telling, in the same class as Graham Greene." - Richard Church, Country Life.

"Superb....strongly recommended....This is more than a tense thriller. It is a subtle and powerful study of pathos and character." - Robert Pitman, Sunday Express.

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A 26 year old girl Deborah Dainton cultured, intelligent and handicapped since childhood with a limp as a result of polio is convinced of her lack of attractiveness so that her work has become her life. Leigh Hartley a painter, refuses to be discouraged by her rejections and as Deborah blossoms into a woman in love she is drawn into a sinister and unknown world.

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Also adapted for the screen in 1970 "The Walking Stick" with Samantha Eggar and David Hemmings - see F6.



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