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by Fay Weldon

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  • ISBN 0006550053
  • ISBN13 978-0006550051
  • Language English
  • Author Fay Weldon
  • Publisher Flamingo; Uncorrected Advanced Proof Copy edition (1995)
  • Pages 272
  • Formats lrf rtf mobi mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1898 kb
  • Size Fb2 1536 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 251


Fay Weldon was born in Worcester, England, where her father was a physician and her mother a writer.

Fay Weldon was born in Worcester, England, where her father was a physician and her mother a writer. She was educated at the University of St. Andrews, from which she received her . Six years later, she married Ronald Weldon. Weldon worked as a propaganda writer for the British Foreign Office and then as an advertising copywriter for various firms in London before making writing a full-time career. Since the mid-1960's she has written novels, short stories, and radio and television plays

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Head of ZeusReleased: Mar 1, 2014ISBN: 9781781858745Format: book.

Fay Weldon was born in Worcester, England on September 22, 1931

Fay Weldon was born in Worcester, England on September 22, 1931. She read economics and psychology at the University of St. Andrews. She worked as a propaganda writer for the British Foreign Office and then as an advertising copywriter for various firms in London before making writing a full-time career. Her work includes over twenty novels, five collections of short stories, several children's books, non-fiction books, and a number of plays written for television, radio and the stage.

Fay Weldon lets her incisive wit loose on a hot issue facing many modern families - child care, and what . Annette Horrocks has every reason to be happy.

Fay Weldon lets her incisive wit loose on a hot issue facing many modern families - child care, and what can happen when that involves having a nanny under your roof. Hattie and Martyn are the proud parents of newborn Kitty; both are in their early thirties, smart, handsome, and, for reasons of liberal principle, not married but partnered. She lives in a lovely London house with her devoted husband, Spicer; her first novel is about to be published; and after ten years of trying, she is finally pregnant.

Lady Angelica Rice used to be a teenage rock sensation called Kinky Virgin.

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Published: 29 Sep 2018. The books interview: the mischief-making novelist on the return of the She Devil, gender politics and the perils of writing too much. Published: 31 Mar 2017

Published: 29 Sep 2018. Published: 29 Sep 2018. Snowflakes’? Lay off them – they’re smart, resilient and going places. Blame parents for ‘snowflake’ millennials, says author Fay Weldon. Published: 28 Sep 2018. Over my dead body': Booker prize archives reveal unknown judging battles. Published: 6 Sep 2018. Published: 31 Mar 2017. Fay Weldon: ‘Feminism was a success, but then you lose a generation’.

Fay Weldon CBE, FRSL (born 22 September 1931) is an English author, essayist and playwright. Weldon was born Franklin Birkinshaw in Birmingham, England, in 1931, to a literary family. Her maternal grandfather, Edgar Jepson (1863–1938), her uncle Selwyn Jepson and her mother Margaret Jepson wrote novels (the latter sometimes under the nom de plume Pearl Bellairs, from the name of a character in Aldous Huxley's short story "Farcical History of Richard Greenow").

Fay Weldon lives in London. Her memoir, Auto Da Fay, was published in 2002

Fay Weldon lives in London. Her memoir, Auto Da Fay, was published in 2002. Recent books are What Makes Women Happy (2006), a book of non-fiction; and The Spa Decameron (2007), about ten women who meet at a health spa and tell the stories of their lives. Her most recent novels form the ‘Love and Inheritance’ trilogy, concerning the family and servants of the aristocratic Dilberne household, set around the turn of the twentieth century. Weldon’s long-standing interest in psychology is epitomised in Splitting (1995), by a story in which the main character breaks into different personalities, from the wronged wife to the harlot.

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Flamehammer
This is one of those delicious little paperbacks that makes you laugh aloud with its acidic absurdity. Weldon assumes an almost "once upon a time" tone to tell a fairy tale gone bad, what happens when the once-rich-but-titleless lady and the once-poor-and-titled man split up. Splitting refers not only to the various couplings of Edwin and Angelica's little clique and their inevitable upsets, but also what happens to poor Angelica's mind as it attempts to remedy the situation. You cannot help but root for Angelica and to feel like and dislike for her various personalities, and even the ones you dislike will amuse you. Not a serious read, but definitely fun to curl up with on a rainy day. (Beware trying it as a "read to sleep book" - it's humour is too sharp for that; I stayed up much later than I should have for lack of reader self-control.)
Prorahun
I enjoyed the book, with its unusual plot and interesting main character. What greatly detracted from it was the conceit that a character would split into many personalities from only everyday stresses. As the book is otherwise realistic, I could not suspend belief. I do not want to give anything away so I will only say that.
Kriau
For those who follow the books by Fay Weldon as they come out... i wouldn't call it her best but it is up there, with the very enjoyable ones, i liked it just a bit less than 'Worst Fears' which is an amazingly well written book with the sharpest observations and the typical dark, witty humor so characteristic of Fay Weldon