London Observed: Stories and Sketches

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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

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Doris Lessing was one of the most important writers of the second half of the 20th-century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her novels include "The Grass is Singing", "The Golden Notebook" and "The Good Terrorist". In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British literature. In 2008, "The Times" ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". She died in 2013.

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