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Subject: 2 older hardback books for 1 credit
Date Posted: 6/30/2011 4:31 PM ET
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These have a lot of good reading in them but not good enough to post.

1. Twins by Bari Wood (1977)

     This is a well-told novel of obsession between two twins caught in an innocent, incestous, homosexual relationship that becomes ruinious.It was turned into the film, Dead Ringers, which featured Jeremy Irons. Dead Ringers has an entirely different focus than the novel, for obvious reasons, but the film is as equally successful. Both the novel and the film should be checked-out by horror fans; both are unjustifiably forgotten and overlooked.

 
This book was compelling because it gave a "fictionalized analysis" of the twin gynecologists that entered medicine and excelled and later self-destructed. The book seeks to develop emotional truth rather than focus on factual evidence, therefore making it fictional.  
 
2. Dark Inheritance by Carola Salisbury (1975)
 
       When beautiful and penniless Susannah first laid eyes on Mark Dewaine, she hated him.

Then circumstances led her to accept a post at Landeric, the legendary home of the Dewaines. Soon Mark began to appear in a different light - the light of love. But Susannah had little hope that the proud heir to Landeric would look in her direction.

Susannah did not know then of the disturbing secret of her birth - nor of the way it would change her whole life. Nor did she know of the terrible dangers that lay hidden behind a loving mask.

Here is the spellbinding tale of a lovely young woman pursued by a proud family's shameful past...from a Cornwall mansion to the fabled Crystal Palace in London to glittering Venice...and coming ever closer to the terrible menace of her Dark Inheritance.