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The seven sisters, Margaret Drabble

Label
The seven sisters
Title
The seven sisters
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Drabble
Title variation
7 sisters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the celebrated author of The Peppered Moth and The Witch of Exmoor, a splendid novel about starting over late in life. Candida Wilton-a woman recently betrayed, rejected, divorced, and alienated from her three grown daughters-moves from a beautiful Georgian house in lovely Suffolk to a two-room walk-up flat in a run-down building in central London. Candida is not exactly destitute. So is the move perversity, she wonders, a survival test, or is she punishing herself? How will she adjust to this shabby, menacing, but curiously appealing city? What can happen, at her age, to change her life? And yet, as she climbs the dingy communal staircase with her suitcases, she feels both nervous and exhilarated. There is a relationship with a computer to which she now confides her past and her present. And friendships of sorts with other women - widows, divorced, never married, women straddled between generations. And then Candida's surprise inheritance... A beautifully rendered story, this is Margaret Drabble at her novelistic best
Summary
Candida Wilton has been ignored by her husband and children for years, before being displaced by a younger woman. Moving to London, alone, divorced and without much money, it seems she will now enjoy a life only of small pleasures: trips to the gym, visits to her reading group. When she receives an unexpected windfall, Candida gathers together six travelling companions - women friends from childhood, from married life and after - and maps out a journey she has long dreamed of around Tunis, Naples and Pompeii, where her grey city life can blossom into one of colour and adventure.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
070028
Cataloging source
IG#
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Intended audience
920
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR6054.R25
LC item number
S48 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Harvest book
Target audience
adult
Label
The seven sisters, Margaret Drabble
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the U.K. by Penguin Books"--T.p. verso
  • "A New York times notable book"--Cover
  • Includes a Harvest reading guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14338302
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780156028752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)13750E5DDE2041AC902B1C0926B2712E
  • (OCoLC)ocm53177362
  • (OCoLC)53177362
Label
The seven sisters, Margaret Drabble
Publication
Note
  • "First published in the U.K. by Penguin Books"--T.p. verso
  • "A New York times notable book"--Cover
  • Includes a Harvest reading guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14338302
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780156028752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)13750E5DDE2041AC902B1C0926B2712E
  • (OCoLC)ocm53177362
  • (OCoLC)53177362

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