The Seven Sisters

by Margaret Drabble

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156028752
  • ISBN-10: 0156028751
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 10/13/2003
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book

    When circumstances compel her to start over late in her life, Candida Wilton moves from a beautiful Georgian house in lovely Suffolk to a two-room, walk-up flat in a run-down building in central London--and begins to pour her soul into a diary. Candida is not exactly destitute. So, is the move perversity, she wonders, a survival test, or is she punishing herself? How will she adjust to this shabby, menacing, but curiously appealing city? What can happen, at her age, to change her life?

    In a voice that is pitch-perfect, Candida describes her health club, her social circle, and her attempts at risk-taking in her new life. She begins friendships of sorts with other women-widowed, divorced, never married, women straddled between generations. And then there is a surprise pension-fund windfall . . .

    A beautifully rendered story, this is Margaret Drabble at her novelistic best.

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    PRAISE FOR THE SEVEN SISTERS

    "Reading a Margaret Drabble novel has always been like cozying up with a cup of hot tea by a gas fire with a dull English winter rain misting the window, and contemplating the story of one's own life."-The New York Times

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