A Sight For Sore Eyes is a psychological thriller by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell.
The novel's two main protagonists are Francine Hill and Teddy Brex. When a young child, Francine was in the house when her mother was shot by a stranger at the door, and has been raised by her stepmother Julia as a near-prisoner. Teddy, too, is an orphan who has lived in a world of almost unlimited freedom since the death of his parents. He loves beautiful objects and fine craftsmanship, and little else. Until the two damaged youths grow into adulthood, and meet.A central image in the novel is a modern painting of another protagonist, Harriet Oxenholme, based on Rembrandt's 1664 painting The Jewish Bride.
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1998 novelsNovels by Ruth Rendell