An exploration of the expectations, betrayals and deceptions within marriage in this story of a couple, eighteen years married, who take a holiday journey through Morocco, the woman coming to a new realisation of her own feelings. Originally published in 1973.
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Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain's best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children's books - Carrie's War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won the Guardian Fiction Award; and Keeping Henry - have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty novels, slightly more than half of which are for adults, and she was shortlisted for the 1987 Man Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. She received the prestigious S T Dupont Golden Pen Award for a lifetime's contribution to literature in 2004, and in 2010 The Birds on the Trees was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.Review:
It is unfair to look for a poetic sensibility in the daughter of a poet, yet Lucia Graves has plenty of it. She is a fine writer * Literary Review * A personal, at times lucid and always colourful account of life - and a life - in post-war Spain * Sunday Times * A highly revealing account, not only of a woman's life, but of a whole extraordinary passage in one contemporary European country...it should be read by everybody interested in Spain and in women's special history in the present century * Financial Times * Absorbing and quietly uncompromising, redolent with the vibrant smells and colours of Majorca, and of Spain * Daily Telegraph *
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140038701
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