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Author Weldon, Fay, author.

Title Before the war / Fay Weldon.

Edition First U.S. Edition.
Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
©2016
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F WELDON    AVAILABLE
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Description 298 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "1922. Vivien is twenty-four and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and--almost worse--intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as "the giantess." Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man's child and will die in childbirth in just a few months... Fay Weldon, with one eye on the present and one on the past, offers Vivien's fate, along with that of London between World War I and World War II. This is a city fizzing with change, full of flat-chested flappers, shell-shocked soldiers, and aristocrats clinging onto the past. Inventive, warm, playful, and full of Weldon's trademark ironic edge, Before the War is a spellbinding novel from one of the best writers of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Single women -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781250121233 (hardback)
125012123X (hardback)
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