Before the War
18%
off

Before the War

3.41 (70 ratings on Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

A novel of love, death and aristocracy in twenties London. Consider Vivien in November 1922. She is twenty-four, and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and - worse - intelligent. Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can bribe a man to marry her. What nobody knows is that Vivien is pregnant, and will die in childbirth in just a few months...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 36mm | 292g
  • Head of Zeus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784082082
  • 9781784082086
  • 46,958

Review quote

'A romp of a read full of Weldon wit and wisdom, as well as sumptuous period detail' Daily Mail. 'Wise and witty ... filled with sharp observations' The Times. 'The quirky, singular writing style takes some getting used to, but this triumphs in the end with its unique characters and playfully ironic voice' The Irish Sun. 'Before the War is a cool, sparkling, delicious book ... This is one of those rare works of fiction that will make seasoned novelists gasp ... while also offering the reader a breeze of a story' The Australian. 'A daredevil combination of farce and satire... shades of Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, P. G. Wodehouse and John Fowles' TLS. 'Looking down at her cast from amused heights, Weldon punctures their pretensions and double standards with piquant observations, keeps a detached eye on the power politics of their relationships, but also caricatures them' The Guardian.show more

About Fay Weldon

Weldon's work includes more than twenty novels, five collections of short stories, several children's books, nonfiction books, magazine articles, and a number of plays written for television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.show more
Book ratings on Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X