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Lolly Willowes Sylvia Townsend Warner

Lolly Willowes By Sylvia Townsend Warner

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner


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Lolly Willowes Summary

Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

'A great shout of life and individuality ... an act of defiance that gladdens the soul' Guardian

Lolly Willowes, so gentle and accommodating, has depths no one suspects. When she suddenly announces that she is leaving London and moving, alone, to the depths of the countryside, her overbearing relatives are horrified. But Lolly has a greater, far darker calling than family: witchcraft.

'The book I'll be pressing into people's hands forever . . . It tells the story of a woman who rejects the life that society has fixed for her in favour of freedom ... tips suddenly into extraordinary, lucid wildness' Helen McDonald

'Witty, eerie, tender ... her prose, in its simple, abrupt evocations, has something preternatural about it' John Updike

Lolly Willowes Reviews

A great shout of life and individuality. -- Justine Jordan * Guardian *
The book I'll be pressing into people's hands forever is Lolly Willowes [. . .] Starting as a straightforward, albeit beautifully written family saga, it tips suddenly into extraordinary, lucid wildness. -- Helen McDonald * The New York Times Book Review *
Sylvia Townsend Warner moves with sombre confidence into the realm of the supernatural, and her prose, in its simple, abrupt evocations, has something preternatural about it -- John Updike

About Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) grew up in rural Devonshire before moving to London and writing her debut novel, Lolly Willowes (1926). With her partner Valentine Ackland, she was active in the Communist Party and served in the Red Cross during the Spanish Civil War. Her novels include Mr Fortune's Maggot, The True Heart, Summer Will Show, After the Death of Don Juan, The Corner That Held Them and The Flint Anchor.

Additional information

GOR010946844
9780241454886
0241454883
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2020-10-01
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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