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This is an auction for THE RADIANT WAY by Margaret Drabble.

"Drabble's major new novel, her first in seven years, charts the fortunes of three women who meet at Cambridge in the 1950s. Liz becomes a successful psychotherapist, Alix a teacher of literature in a women's prison, and Esther an art historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance. Their stories unfold against the sweep of post-war England, a period of decline, disillusionment, and radical social change. As the novel progresses, we delve more deeply into each woman's past, discovering how their lives intersect and how their relatively privileged status contrasts with that of people living on the fringe: a disturbed young girl, even a serial murderer. The title itself (taken from a childhood reading primer) becomes an ironic commentary on lost ideals. A long, satisfying book, full of characters, full of talking, full of ideas."
- Library Journal (US)

"This is one of the best of Drabble's books, immersing the reader in a credible, relevant world."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com review:

"Liz, Alix and Ester have been part of one another's lives since their Cambridge days twenty-five years ago. Liz is a successful psychotherapist, Alix is a wife and mother, still pursuing politics, and Esther is an academic. As we follow them through the next five years we see their world changing around them, and we see each woman confronted with difficult, often painful, truths--about this new world, and more profoundly, about herself within it."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1987.

396 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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