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A Quiet Life (VMC)

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Description for A Quiet Life (VMC) Paperback. Series: Virago Modern Classics. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 181 x 201 x 11. Weight in Grams: 146.

'The underrated A Quiet Life is one of the funniest books I have ever read' HILARY MANTEL

'One of the best novelists of her generation' GUARDIAN

Seventeen-year-old Alan can't stand rows. But, though the Second World War has ended, peace hangs by a fine thread at home: his troublesome sister Madge creeps off for night-time liaisons with a German POW; their ineffectual father - broken by the hardships of war and an unhappy marriage can't put food on the table despite the family's middle-class manners.

Meanwhile, his mother pursues her escapist fantasies in romantic novels ... Read more

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About Beryl Bainbridge
Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010) wrote eighteen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television. Five of her novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Every Man for Himself and Injury Time won the Whitbread Prize, The Bottle Factory Outing won the Guardian Fiction Prize and Master Georgie won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Four of her novels ... Read more

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One of the best novelists of her generation
The underrated A Quiet Life is one of the funniest books I have ever read . . . There is something shockingly plain about her strongest books, utterly uncompromising
Hilary Mantel By the end of the novel they have come to represent two different kinds of people: those ... Read more

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