In a remote cottage in Wales, two urban couples are spending their holiday with an idealistic owner and his protege. At the beginning everything is idyllic, but catastrophe lurks behind every tree, and as the holiday continues their relationships start to show their cracks, culminating in a tragic finale.
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Dame Beryl Bainbridge was born in Liverpool in 1933. From a young age she worked as an actress until she married and had her first novel published in 1967. Another Part of the Wood was her second. She worked for some time as a clerk at the publishers Duckworth, who subsequently published her novels. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2000. Beryl Bainbridge lives in north London.From AudioFile:
Camping in the country seems like an idyllic way for an odd assortment of city folk to spend a holiday. They meet at an isolated cottage in Wales, their host an enigmatic eccentric. The guests include Joseph, a man preoccupied with interpreting his dreams; his son and girlfriend; and Lionel, an ex-soldier obsessed with his impotence and his unfortunate marriage. Beryl Bainbridge's wry observations are handled deftly by narrator Michael Tudor Barnes. Tudor Barnes captures each character's self-absorption, showing each to be blithely oblivious to the others. He enhances Bainbridge's satire while still remaining true to the characters. Bainbridge's knowledge of human nature, especially people's motives and obsessions, makes this revision of her 1968 novel a tightly controlled look at those who are insensitive to anything but their own needs and desires. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140144056