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This is an auction for A NATURAL CURIOSITY by Margaret Drabble. review:

"What I do suffer from is curiosity," remarks the successful psychotherapist Liz Headland to her friend the gossip columnist Ivan Warner. "I want to know what really happened." This insatiable passion to know drives virtually all the characters in Margaret Drabble's brilliant, engrossing, and wise new novel: there is Liz herself, divorced from her TV producer husband, Charles, but united with him in an effort to find out what has happened to their friend Dirk David, now a hostage in a Middle Eastern country. There is Liz's sister Shirley Harper, who with Liz learns the truth about their mother's life and death - but only after a made escapade reveals parts of herself she never new existed. There is Alix Bowen, Liz's friend from university days, now living in a small city in the north of England, where she visits regularly with an imprisoned murderer, bringing him books about the ancient Britons and trying to track down his long-vanished mother - Alix, who learns things she didn't want to know. A Natural Curiosity, Margaret Drabble's eleventh novel, continues the story of Alix, Liz, and their university comrade Esther Breuer begun so brilliantly in The Radiant Way. The Dickensian sweep critics praised in The Radiant Way is illuminated here by Margaret Drabble's gifts for portraiture, her keen intelligence, and her wonderful sense of humor; the reuslt is proof that Miss Drabble is one of the most extraordinary writers on either side of the Atlantic."

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Hardback 1989.

309 pages.

Very good condition.

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