Miss Webster and Cherif

Miss Webster and Cherif

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Elizabeth Webster is a spinster pushing seventy. Forced out of her teaching job, she unleashes her sharp tongue and dogmatic opinions on everyone in the English village of Little Blessington. Then, one night, she grinds to a dead halt. To recover from this illness, she travels to North Africa where she has a brush with terrorism - not that she cares about politics. Three weeks after Miss Webster has returned home her doorbell rings. There stands a beautiful young Arab man carrying a large suitcase. Who is he, why is he there and what does he want?show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 111 x 178mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 074758916X
  • 9780747589167

Review quote

'This is a sparkling, redemptive novel which I read in one go and then again with relish' Independent 'Bittersweet, compelling and moving' Sheila Hancock 'A story of real charm and compassion. It is, in short, the kind of novel you want to give all your friends - the elderly, to show them all is not lost, and the young, who have everything to gain' Telegraph 'An enchanting novel, filled with all Dunker's trademark wit and intelligence' Daily Mailshow more

About Patricia Duncker

Patricia Duncker is the author of the novels Hallucinating Foucault (winner of the Dillons First Fiction Award and the McKitterick Prize in 1996), The Deadly Space Between, James Miranda Barry and Miss Webster and Cherif. She has also written two books of short stories, Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees and Seven Tales of Sex and Death, and a collection of essays on writing and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall. Patricia Duncker is currently a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.show more

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146 ratings
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5 8% (12)
4 36% (52)
3 40% (59)
2 14% (20)
1 2% (3)
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