A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child
relationship, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
b>It is the 'swinging 'sixties, and Rosamund
'stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is
well on its way. 'she conceals her ignorance beneath a show of
independence, and becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand.
Although single parenthood is still not socially acceptable, she
chooses to have the baby rather than to seek an illegal abortion, and
finds her life transformed by motherhood. p>
marvellous, a true Drabble heroine .
. . what spirit is here' 'sunday Times i> p>
our foremost women writers' Guardian i> p>
'The novelist who
will have done for late twentieth-century London what Dickens did for
Victorian London' The New York Times i> p>
Margaret Drabble was born in 'sheffield in 1939 and went to the Mount
'school, York, a Quaker boarding school. 'she won a major scholarship
to Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read English. 'she was
awarded the CBE in 1980.
Margaret Drabble is married to the
biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London
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