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Auto Da Fay (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 04/09/2009
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The one and only Fay Weldon tells the story of her turbulent and controversial life.

From the 1930s to the 2000s, Fay Weldon has seen and lived our times. As a child in New Zealand, young and poor in London, unmarried mother, wife, lover, playwright, novelist, feminist, anti-feminist, spag-bol-cook, winer-and-diner, there are few waterfronts that she hasn't covered, few battles she hasn't fought. An icon to many, a thorn-in-the-flesh to others, she has never failed to excite, madden, or interest. Her life and times cover love, sex, babies, blokes, poverty, work, politics, and not a few Very Famous Names.

Moving from New Zealand to London to Scotland, from the UK to points east and west, Weldon has sipped, gulped, and sometimes spat out the things that make us what we are today.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007109937
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Wonderfully fluent and entertaining...studded with her trademark gems of crisp observations...you can't put this terrific book down. You can always trust Fay to be provocative - and this time she excels herself.' Daily Mail

`Engrossing and entertaining. This is the sort of book stuffed full of things that you hope are made up but fear are true.' Observer

`One of the most prolific, entertaining and provocative of contemporary women writers has sought to make retrospective sense of the muddle and unexpectedness of life. Like her novels, the surface sparkles along merrily enough but there are darker currents beneath.' Sunday Telegraph

`It is an astonishing story lightly and deftly told. It will delight Weldon's many fans. Gripping.' Daily Telegraph

`The rich, fruity haphazardness of her experience will startle and amaze...as they say, you couldn't make it up.' Sunday Times

`Hilarious...entertaining...compelling..."Auto da Fay" is just like its author: big, blousy and sometimes hard to believe. In the end, though, they both demand our respect.' Independent on Sunday

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