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    DescriptionLolly Willowes is a twenty-eight-year-old spinster when her adored father dies, leaving her dependent upon her brothers and their wives. After twenty years of self-effacement as a maiden aunt, she decides to break free and moves to a small Bedfordshire village. Here, happy and unfettered, she enjoys her new existence nagged only by the sense of a secret she has yet to discover. That secret - and her vocation - is witchcraft, and with her cat and a pact with the Devil, Lolly Willowes is finally free. An instant success on its publication in 1926, LOLLY WILLOWES is Sylvia Townsend Warner's first and most magical novel. Deliciously wry and inviting, it was her piquant plea that single women find liberty and civility, a theme that would later be explored by Virginia Woolf in 'A Room of One's Own'.


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    Title
    Lolly Willowes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sylvia Townsend Warner, Introduction by Sarah Waters
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844088058
    ISBN 10: 1844088057
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.912
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in Harrow (1893-1978), Sylvia Townsend Warner published seven novels, four volumes of poetry, a volume of essays and eight volumes of short stories. She lived most of her adult life with her close companion Valentine Ackland in Dorset and Norfolk.
    Review quote
    The novel sharply undercuts its genteel appearance to reveal a dark and visceral heart ... An elegantly enchanting tale that transcends its era -- Lucy Scholes Observer One of our most idiosyncratic, courageous and versatile writers HERMIONE LEE 'Witty, eerie, tender' Times Literary Supplement She has a talent amounting to genius John Updike, New Yorker