The Silent Twins

The Silent Twins

Now a major motion picture starring Letitia Wright


The astounding true story behind the major new motion picture starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance, with a new epilogue from the author

'A compelling and tragic story' Mail on Sunday
'Breathtaking' Independent
'Extraordinary' Oliver Sacks, New York Times Review of Books

When identical twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons were three they began to reject communication with anyone but each other, and so began a childhood bound together in a strange and secret world. As they grew up, love and hate united to push them to the extreme margins of society and, following a five week spree of vandalism and arson, the silent twins were sentenced to a gruelling twelve-year detention in Broadmoor.

Award-winning investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace delves into the twins' silent world, revealing their genius, alienation and the mystic bond by which the extremes of good and evil ended in possession and death.


  • Strange, riveting... Thanks to Marjorie Wallace, thanks to the twins' incorrigible brilliance, we now have some idea of what it is like to stand in front of a dark mirror
    London Review of Books

About the author

Marjorie Wallace

Marjorie Wallace (Countess Skarbek) CBE, Hon. FRCPsych, is an award winning writer, broadcaster and investigative journalist. Following her Forgotten Illness campaign in The Times, she founded the leading mental health charity, SANE. She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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