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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories Paperback – 16 Jul 2012


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1 edition (7 June 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141196432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141196435
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 81.6 g
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Brims with sharply observed life and the author's seemingly infinite sympathy for "ordinary women" (Joyce Carol Oates)

Drabble writes so penetratingly about the female condition that it is impossible not to laugh, wince and admire (Amanda Craig New Statesman)

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Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE in 1980 . Her many novels include the trilogy The Radiant WayMargaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated(1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989) and The Gates of Ivory (1991), along with The Peppered Moth (2000) and The Seven Sisters (2002), all of which are published by Viking and Penguin. Among her non-fiction works are Arnold Bennett- A biography (1974), The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1985, 2000, editor) and Angus Wilson- A biography (1995).at Newnham College, Margaret Drabble is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London. Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE iInterview with the Author n 1980. Her many novels i The Red Queen is comprised of two gripping storylines set centuries apart. What are the benefits of dividing the book into two separate time-frame divisions like this (rather than having continuous flashbacks interlacing the past and present)nclude the trilogy The Radiant Way (1987I had at first thought of a more conventional interweaving of past and present, but the first section of the book seemed to write itself, with great impetus, in the invented voice of the Red Queen, who seemed to override interruptions . So I decided to go along with her, and

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