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Marigold, the daughter of a boarding-school housemaster and firmly convinced of her own plainness and slow-wittedness, envies the confidence and style of the headmaster's daughter and is surprised by the attentions of two popular boys at the school
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Jane Gardam is the only writer to have been twice awarded the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year. She is winner of the David Higham Prize and the Royal Society for Literature's Winifred Holtby Prize, the Katherine Mansfield Prize, and the Silver Pen Award from PEN. Her novels include Old Filth (Europa, 2006), The Queen of the Tambourine, (Europa, 2007), and A Long Way from Verona (Europa, 2013). A volume of her selected short stories, The Stories of Jane Gardam, was published in 2014 by Europa Editions. She lives in the south of England near the sea.Review:
Praise for Bilgewater
"Female adolescence as imagined by one of the 20th century's best—and most peculiar—writers."
"A striking story."
Praise for Jane Gardam
"[Gardam] is a brilliant writer. Her prose sparkles with wit, compassion and humor."
—The Washington Post
"[Gardam] is the best kind of literary escape: serious, mesmerizing, and deeply satisfying."
—Los Angeles Review of Books
"It's hard...not to be charmed by a writer with Gardam's substantial gifts."
—The New York Times Book Review
"Gardam's prose is so economical that no moment she describes is either gratuitous or wasted."
—The New Yorker
"Gardam is a unique and wonderful writer."
—The Huffington Post
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110688801080
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688801080
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688801080