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by Mortimer, Penelope | Fiction & related items
Published 16/03/2023 by British Library Publishing in the United Kingdom as part of the British Library Women Writers series
Paperback | 256 pages

ISBN: 9780712354929 Category:


… marvellous skill – a writer who can knock spots off most of her contemporaries. – The Guardian A tragi-comedy published in 1971 that looks at the experience of a woman escaping a broken marriage and trying to make a new home for grown-up children who no longer need her. Dealing with themes of abandonment, loneliness, liberation and love, Eleanor’s emotional journey is often raw and dark, but at times funny and uplifting as she grapples with her newfound singledom under the critical eyes of her mother and mother-in-law, and the selfish attitudes of various suitors. Perfectly capturing the tone of the 70s, and the reality faced by so many women when forced to re-assess their roles as wife and mother.

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Weight 0.208 kg