Before the War

MP3 CD
(1 CD)
Product Number: MPCD2062
Released: 01 Nov, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510044715
Narrator(s): Julian Clary
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Consider Vivien in November 1922: she is twenty-four, and a spinster. She wears fashionable clothes, but she is plain and - almost worse in those times - intelligent. At nearly six foot tall, she is known unkindly by her family as ‘the giantess.' Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man’s child, and will die in childbirth in just a few months...

Author(s): Fay Weldon
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2016

Professional reviews

"Inventive, warm, playful and full of Weldon's trademark ironic edge; this is a spellbinding historical novel from one of the best novelists of our time. “A romp of a read full of Weldon wit and wisdom, as well as sumptuous period detail.” DAILY MAIL “The quirky, singular writing style […] triumphs […] with its unique characters and playfully ironic voice.” THE IRISH SUN"

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