The Siege of Trencher's Farm - Straw Dogs by Gordon Williams

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The original novel on which Sam Peckinpah's controversial movie Straw Dogs was based, and which has now been made into a brand-new movie by Rod Lurie, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth - due for release in September 2011.
American professor George Magruder, his wife Louise and their daughter rent an old, isolated house known as Trencher's Farm in Cornwall, so George can finish his book. When George accidentally runs over a convicted child killer on the loose from a mental asylum, he confronts the brutal locals and sets in train a series of violent events that threaten his very survival and that of his family.

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Gordon Williams is the author of over 20 novels, including From Scenes Like These which was nominated for the Booker prize in 1969. His most famous work The Siege of Trencher’s Farm was adapted into Sam Peckinpath’s controversial 1971 movie Straw Dogs.
Published August 9, 2011 by Titan Books. 125 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It tells the story of George Magruder who, with his wife, Louise, and their daughter, go to a village in a remote coastal area in Cornwall, England, where he intends to finish writing his book.

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