Death of a She Devil (Paperback)Fay Weldon (author)
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In Fay Weldon's 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, women fought men for power and won. But in 2018, the fight continues on a new front...
Ruth Patchett, the original She Devil, is eighty-four and keen to retire. She has worked hard to make the world as she wants it: women triumphant, men submissive. Now she is tired. Her business is done. The mantle of power and influence is up for grabs.
Who can take up the role? Valerie Valeria, hot-shot millennial and Ruth's PA, is ready and eager to inherit...
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'She's a queen of words. A tribal elder' -- Caitlin Moran
Funny, waspish and acute... A fierce retrospective on the achievements of the women's movement - and its cost - and a defiant hurrah for grumpy old women' * The Times *
'One of our very best writers' * The Sunday Times *
'A brilliant black comedy' * Mail on Sunday Event magazine *
'Fay has been incredibly vocal about transgender issues, and her new book features her trademark black humour - and some shocking twists' * Closer *
'A bawdy controversial read' * Woman & Home *
'It's good to have Fay Weldon back, poking the hornet's nest of modern feminism with her sly eye' * Daily Express *
'Weldon's amused defiance is irresistible' * Mail on Sunday. *
'Scalpel-sharp and laceratingly funny' * Good Housekeeping. *
'A delight to read. Each chapter has a hilarious heading, revealing Weldon's affinity with the pre-Romantic tradition of Sterne and Swift' * Irish Times *
'Fay Weldon's new novel is certain to be a bestseller' * Catholic Herald *
I suspect Weldon couldn't care less about political correctness... for her, it's all literary mischief' * i newspaper *
A kind of coda to a brilliant literary career... The satire is neat and very funny... A politically incorrect novel that is at the same time deliberately indecorous in a way that will make anyone feel like a prude if they object to a comedy as swaggering in its confidence and as subtle in its observation as this... Obviously the work of a genius' * Sydney Morning Herald *
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