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Walking Naked Nina Bawden

Walking Naked By Nina Bawden

Walking Naked by Nina Bawden


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Dazzlingly effective ... not easy to forget' Financial Times

Walking Naked Summary

Walking Naked by Nina Bawden

Laura is happily married, a mother and a successful novelist. Although she is prey to night terrors, she is adept at smoothing the disorder of reality into controlled prose. Walking Naked telescopes the whole of Laura's life- childhood, marriages, triumphs and disappointments- into a day in which the past and present converge. It begins with a game of tennis played for duty rather than amusement and progresses, via an afternoon party of old friends and jaded emotions, to a bewildering visit to Laura's son, imprisoned on a drugs' charge. At its close, the possibility of death within the family hauls unresolved conflicts centre stage and Laura strips herself of the posturing and self-deceit with which she has cloaked her vulnerability.

Walking Naked Reviews

Continually surprising, witty and often disquieting, Walking Naked is one of Nina Bawden's most impressive novels. 'Her heroine stands before us ... a looking glass through which to see ourselves' Cosmopolitan

About Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain's best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children's books - Carrie's War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won the Guardian Fiction Award; and Keeping Henry - have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty novels, slightly more than half of which are for adults, and she was shortlisted for the 1987 Man Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. She received the prestigious S T Dupont Golden Pen Award for a lifetime's contribution to literature in 2004, and in 2010 The Birds on the Trees was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.

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NLS9781844084371
9781844084371
184408437X
Walking Naked by Nina Bawden
New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2006-11-02
224
N/A
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