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The Common Years

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Description for The Common Years Paperback. A distillation of diaries compiled when the author lived beside Putney Common. They note the changing seasons and her encounters with dogs and their owners, and offer a portrait of life in a small community which combines the splendours of nature with gossip, illicit romances and jealousies. Num Pages: 320 pages, b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; BG; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 179 x 113 x 19. Weight in Grams: 174.
During the ten years she lived at the edge of Putney Common Jilly Cooper walked daily on this expanse of green. For most of the time she lived there she kept a diary, noting the effects of the changing seasons and writing about her encounters with dogs and humans. The book is a distillation of those diaries: an affectionate and enthralling portrait - warts and all - of life on Putney Common. Never has Jilly Cooper written more lyrically about flowers, trees, birds and the natural world; more tellingly about the sorrows - as well as the joys - of ... Read more

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About Jilly Cooper
Jilly Cooper is a journalist, author and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling books, she lives in Gloucestershire. She has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Gloucestershire and Anglia Ruskin, and won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print lifetime achievement award in 2019. She was also appointed DBE in 2024 for services to ... Read more

Reviews for The Common Years
Miss Cooper's life is a curiously endearing mixture of Joyce Grenfell and August Strindberg - endlessly gracious neighbourly occasions undercut and made bearable by a home life of wonderfully chaotic neurosis and catastrophes - highlighted by sudden and marvellous insights into neighbours and former friends
Sheridan Morley An entrancing book
Lynda Lee-Potter
Daily Mail
A brilliant ... Read more

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