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Grandmothers

Salley Vickers

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Penguin
04 December 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Grandmothers is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation- fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous Blanche, deprived of the company of her beloved granddaughter Kitty by her hostile daughter-in-law, who finds solace in rebellious drinking and shoplifting; and shy, bookish Minna who in the safety of shepherd's hut shares with her surrogate granddaughter Rose her passion for reading. The outlook of all three women subtly alters when through their encounters with each other they discover that the past is always with us and that we go on learning and changing until the very end.
By:   Salley Vickers
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   213g
ISBN:   9780241371435
ISBN 10:   0241371430
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   04 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Salley Vickers is the author of many acclaimed novels including the best-selling Miss Garnet's Angel, Mr Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and The Cleaner of Chartres (Viking 2012) and two short story collections, the latest The Boy Who Could See Death (Viking 2015). She has worked as a cleaner, a dancer, a teacher of children with special needs, a university lecturer and a psychoanalyst. She now writes and lectures full time. Find out more at www.salleyvickers.com or @SalleyVickers.

Reviews for Grandmothers

A nostalgic treat...involving and hopeful * Mail on Sunday on 'The Librarian' * The Librarian will wring the heart of anyone who fell in love with books as a child. It is a hymn to the power of literature...delightful * The Times on 'The Librarian' * No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers * Sunday Times * Vickers writes of relationships with undaunted clarity -- Adam Phillips Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand. She's a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists -- Philip Pullman A fond portrait of what it is to love a child, both yours and not... a tonic for the overlooked modern grandmother * Sunday Times *


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