A turbine-driven fantasy of love and revenge, values and morals: a witty and compellng elixir.
Bernard Bellamy has done a deal. He’s sold out to the Devil, in all his forms. In return, he is promised that all his wishes will be granted, all his desires fulfilled. One of them, young Carmen Wedmore, is proving to be quite a challenge.
Carmen lives in the new town of Fenedge, East Anglia, near her former schoolfriends Laura and Annie. The three girls dream of the day they’ll escape their dullsville existence. While Annie flies off with a fluttering, blipping heart to the snowcapped peaks and frothy rapids of New Zealand to join the man of her dreams and Laura marries, capably moving the population graph a few notches higher, Carmen stays in Fenedge, under the powerful clasp of Sir Bernard and Driver, the Devil’s agent. Disguised as a suave chauffeur, Driver cruises in his plush, shiny, sinister limo, stalking her every move.
But Carmen becomes ever more determined to ride out the temptations laid in her path and not to sell her soul. Will she eventually succumb? Or will the Devil, for once, not have everything his own way?
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‘A typically Weldonesque tale of cleverness, with tongue-in-cheek asides’
‘As exuberant as ever’
‘Breathtaking… catches its reader up in a gale of good spirits and devilment that keeps on blowing from beginning to end’
"'Growing Rich' is a glorious entertainment for the Nineties."
"Catches its reader up in a gale of good spirits and devilment that keeps on blowing from beginning to end."
"You can only marvel at her audacity, as in cat-burglar style she systematically plunders the treasures of myth and legend. Thoroughly entertaining."
"A complex, ambitious and heretical book. 'Growing Rich' is fecund, capricious, surprising and odd."
NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY
"A witty wise black fairy story. One of the many joys of Weldon's writing is her ability to move effortlessly from the bizarre and telling social details to quite moving meditations on our humanity and mortality."
"Funny, absolutely hypnotic … heartwarming."
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Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007291786 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0982655
Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 260 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007291787