Part Of The Furniture

Part Of The Furniture

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Early in 1941, Juno Marlowe is hurrying down a London street as the bombs start to fall. She is rescued by a stranger who offers her the protection of his house. This marks the beginning of a series of encounters that take her to the West Country, where she may no longer be part of the furniture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 289 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552997234
  • 9780552997232
  • 1,681,017

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"A novel whose freshness of tone, energy of plotting and sweet nature make it exceptional by any standards"-Eliza Charlton, "Sunday Telegraph" "Few novelists offer such a rich concoction of amoral spice and cleverness; but to judge her work exlusively on this level is to miss more subtle rewards"-Elizabeth Buchan, "Mail on Sunday" "With its brilliant final twist, this is Mary Wesley's best yet"-Katie Campbell, "Evening Standard"show more

About Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office. She also worked part-time in he antiques trade. Mary Wesley lived in London, France, Italy, Germany and several places in the West Country. She used to comment that her 'chief claim to fame is arrested development, getting my first novel published at the age of seventy'. That first novel, Jumping the Queue, is published by Black Swan, as are her later novels, The Camomile Lawn, Second Fiddle, Harnessing Peacocks, The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, Not That Sort of Girl, A Sensible Life, A Dubious Legacy, An Imaginative Experience and Part of the Furniture. With the help of Kim Sayer's evocative photographs Mary Wesley showed us her own personal West Country in her last book, Part of the Scenery. Mary Wesley was awarded the CBE in the 1995 New Year's honour list.show more

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4 44% (284)
3 28% (180)
2 4% (23)
1 1% (9)
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