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Freda and Brenda spend their days working in an Italian-run wine-bottling factory and their nights in a dismal bedsitter. Little wonder, then, that the works outing offers such promise.
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Beryl Bainbridge is one of the greatest and best-loved English novelists. Author of sixteen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she has been shortlisted for the Booker prize five times, most recently in 1998 for Master Georgie, which won the WH Smith Literary Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She won the Whitbread Best Novel Award for the second time in 1996 with Every Man for Himself. At the recent British Book Awards she was named Author of the Year 1998.Review:
"'an outrageously funny and horrifying story' Graham Greene (Observer) 'After turning the final page of The Bottle Factory Outing, one can only gasp, and grope for the right word...Such an atmosphere of impending doom has not been created since Brighton Rock - except that Beryl Bainbridge is mercilessly comic instead of being mercilessly vicious. Specialising in successive denouements, and with her gift for collecting the most amazing detail, she is so in control of her marvellous little story that one hangs on her words from first to last. What originality, what pleasure.' Ronald Blythe (Sunday Times)"
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Book Description Flamingo, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110006541003
Book Description Flamingo, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0006541003