London Observed: Stories and Sketches

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9780002239356: London Observed: Stories and Sketches

Eighteen stories depicting the people and places of London, full of the observation and compassion characteristic of Lessing.

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Explicit tenderness is a hallmark of many of these tales. Here's art holding up a mirror to life to London, and declaring a vision untarnished, clear and steady.' - New Statesman Society

'Lessing maintains the nice tension between compassion and rather brutal detachment that is characteristic of her best work.' - Independent on Sunday

'Lessing's vision of London is a brilliant diorama of comedy, tragedy and squalor, lifted by moments of true delight.' - Cosmopolitan

'This collection is full of fine things.' - The Times

'These are intriguing, potent, witty and sometimes macabre tales.' - Time Out

'She exercises the faculty of observation with an acuity and percipience shared by few other living writers.' - Harpers & Queen

About the Author:

Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her first novel, 'The Grass is Singing', was published in 1950. Among her other celebrated novels are 'The Golden Notebook', 'The Fifth Child' and 'Memoirs of a Survivor'. She has also published two volumes of her autobiography, 'Under my Skin' and 'Walking in the Shade'. Her most recent novel is 'Alfred and Emily'.

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Lessing, Doris
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 0002239353 ISBN 13: 9780002239356
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