Nina Bawden

Translation Rights Kate Cooper, +44 020 7393 4425 Email Kate Cooper

The Ice House

book | 1983
At fifteen, Daisy, confident and cherished, is appalled to hear that Ruth’s father locked her in the old garden ice house as a childhood punishment: no wonder her friend shelters in make believe. The revelation of that primitive cruelty cements a friendship in which protection plays no small part. Years later, middle aged, they remain close friends and live on the same street. So when Daisy’s husband dies suddenly, Ruth’s discovery that the marriage was unhappy is the first stage in the unravelling of the certainties she has wrapped around her adult life.

Friendship, love, marriage and, above all, the scorching effects of adultery, come under the microscope in this dextrous novel. Journeying from a terrifying suburban household to its unexpected conclusion in the Egyptian Pharaoh’s tombs, The Ice House is startling, tragic and humorous by turns.
Rights

Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for The Ice House

Media
The Ice House
Representation
Translation Rights
Kate Cooper
+44 020 7393 4425
Email Kate Cooper
Books
Gordon Wise
+44 (0) 20 7393 4420
Email Gordon Wise
Books
Luke Speed

Email Luke Speed
Translation Rights
Roxane Edouard
+44 (0)20 7393 4491
Email Roxane Edouard