'Her feelings for the child redeemed her from bitterness, and shed some light on the dark industrial terraces and the waste lands of the city's rubble.' One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, Margaret Drabble is an unmatched observer of postwar English lives, portraying social change, sexual liberation, landscape, class and the messy complications of human relationships with intricacy and honesty. In these two stories of lives colliding, a mother buying a birthday gift has her dreams destroyed, and a honeymoon leads to an unexpected epiphany. This book contains "The Gifts of War" and "Hassan's Tower".
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Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and went to the Mount School, York; a Quaker boarding school. She won a major scholarship to Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read English. She was awarded the CBE in 1980. She has written several novels, including A Summer Bird-Cage (1963); The Millstone (1965), filmed as A Touch of Love in 1969; The Realms of Gold (1975); The Ice Age (1977); The Radiant Way (1987); The Witch of Exmoor (1996), The Peppered Moth (2001), and several others. She has also published many articles and critical works. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London.
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Book Description Penguin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141195959