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The pumpkin eater

By: Mortimer, Penelope

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0241240107 / 9780241240106
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United Kingdom
20 cm 160 pages
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'Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater Had a wife and couldn't keep her...'In this extraordinary, semi-autobiographical novel, Penelope Mortimer depicts a married woman's breakdown in 1960s London.

With three husbands in her past, one in her present and a numberless army of children, Mrs Armitage is astonished to find herself collapsing one day in Harrods.

Strange, unsettling and shot through with black comedy, this is a moving account of one woman's realisation that marriage and family life may not, after all, offer all the answers to the problems of living.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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