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Woman in a Lampshade

Jolley, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 0140084185 / ISBN 13: 9780140084184
Published by Penguin, London, United Kingdom, 1986
Condition: Near Fine+ Soft cover
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1st UK Penguin Edition paperback. SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate decal on inside cover in year of publication: "With best wishes, Elizabeth Jolley, 17, November 1986". Also includes laid-in a photocopy of handwritten signed thank you letter from author saying she has signed bookplate decals. Bookseller Inventory # 007228

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Title: Woman in a Lampshade

Publisher: Penguin, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

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Short stories portray commonplace characters coping with unexpected situations

From Publishers Weekly:

In this collection of short stories, as in her other work (Mr Scobie's Riddle, Milk and Honey, Australian writer Jolley presents characters who are displacedeither from their native countries or from the prosperity that never came their way. The domestics, door-to-door salesmen, immigrants, farmers and housewives who people this book may lead lives of quiet desperation, but theyare not touched by moments of grace.In "Pear Tree Dance," the last raysof sun reach the drab rented room of a gossipy woman known as "the Newspaper of Claremont Street," or, for short, "Weekly": "Even the old linoleum could have a sudden richness at this time of evening. It was like the quick lighting up of a plain girl's face when she smiles because of some unexpected happiness." A biographical note states that the author "worked as a nurse, a door-to-door salesperson and as a flying domestic." Jolley's prose confirms her as a writer who lives in the everyday world and soars above it.
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