The Silent Twins

The Silent Twins

Now a major motion picture starring Letitia Wright


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*** Now a major motion picture starring Letitia Wright ***

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, hate and genius 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.

© Marjorie Wallace 1986 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • 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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