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The seven sisters

Author: Margaret Drabble
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2003, ©2002.
Series: A Harvest book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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From the celebrated author of The Peppered Moth and The Witch of Exmoor, a splendid novel about starting over late in life Candida Wilton-a woman recently betrayed, rejected, divorced, and alienated from her three grown daughters-moves from a beautiful Georgian house in lovely Suffolk to a two-room walk-up flat in a run-down building in central London. Candida is not exactly destitute. So is the move perversity, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0156028751 9780156028752 0151007403 9780151007400
OCLC Number: 53177362
Notes: "First published in the U.K. by Penguin Books"--Title page verso.
"A New York times notable book"--Cover.
Includes a Harvest reading guide.
Description: 306 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: A Harvest book
Other Titles: 7 sisters
Responsibility: Margaret Drabble.

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From the celebrated author of The Peppered Moth and The Witch of Exmoor, a splendid novel about starting over late in life Candida Wilton-a woman recently betrayed, rejected, divorced, and alienated from her three grown daughters-moves from a beautiful Georgian house in lovely Suffolk to a two-room walk-up flat in a run-down building in central London. Candida is not exactly destitute. So is the move perversity, she wonders, a survival test, or is she punishing herself? How will she adjust to this shabby, menacing, but curiously appealing city? What can happen, at her age, to change her life? And yet, as she climbs the dingy communal staircase with her suitcases, she feels both nervous and exhilarated. There is a relationship with a computer to which she now confides her past and her present. And friendships of sorts with other women - widows, divorced, never married, women straddled between generations. And then Candida's surprise inheritance ... A beautifully rendered story, this is Margaret Drabble at her novelistic best.

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