Grandmothers - Salley Vickers

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Title
Grandmothers
Author
Salley Vickers
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200903

The new novel from Salley Vickers, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Librarian

'Heart-warming... Grandmothers is a beautifully written and moving celebration of this love, too often unsung, that reaches out across the generations' The Times

Grandmothers is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation: fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous Blanche, deprived of the company of her beloved granddaughter Kitty by her hostile daughter-in-law, who finds solace in rebelliously taking to drink and shop lifting; and shy, bookish Minna who in the safety of shepherd's hut shares with her surrogate granddaughter Rose her passion for reading. The outlook of all three women subtly alters when through their encounters with each other they discover that the past is always with us and that we go on learning and changing until the very end.

Grandmothers is a beautifully observed, sometimes subversive, often tender and elegiac novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Librarian.

'A fond portrait of what it is to love a child, both yours and not... a tonic for the overlooked modern grandmother' Sunday Times

'Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand. She's a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists' Philip Pullman

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Salley Vickers is the author of many acclaimed novels including the best-selling Miss Garnet's Angel, Mr Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and The Cleaner of Chartres (Viking 2012) and two short story collections, the latest The Boy Who Could See Death (Viking 2015). She has worked as a cleaner, a dancer, a teacher of children with special needs, a university lecturer and a psychoanalyst. She now writes and lectures full time. Find out more at www.salleyvickers.com or @SalleyVickers.

A fond portrait of what it is to love a child, both yours and not... a tonic for the overlooked modern grandmother
Sunday Times

Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand. She's a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists
Philip Pullman

Vickers writes of relationships with undaunted clarity
Adam Phillips

No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers
Sunday Times

The Librarian will wring the heart of anyone who fell in love with books as a child.
It is a hymn to the power of literature...delightful
The Times on 'The Librarian'

A nostalgic treat...involving and hopeful
Mail on Sunday on 'The Librarian'

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st paperback ed
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
400

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