Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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THE LESS YOU KNOW THE SOUNDER YOU SLEEP by Juliet Butler, 4th Estate, hardback PS12.99, ebook PS7.99 HHHH H DASHA and Masha Krivoshlyapova were conjoined twins born in Moscow in 1950 during the Communist regime. This is a fictionalised telling of their real - almost unimaginably unique - lives.

Author Juliet Butler is an English journalist who got to know the twins very well during the latter part of their lifetimes.

Hidden from public view since birth and subjected to a variety of medical 'experiments', the twins developed wildly different personalities - one domineering, one gentle and kind.

The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep is told in the voice of Dasha, the quieter of the twins.

It's a fascinating, heartbreaking tale of what it was like for the twins to be forever 'together' - two different people whose destinies were forever entwined, one unable ever to escape the other.

MIDWINTER BREAK by Bernard MacLaverty, Jonathan Cape, hardback PS14. …

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