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Lolly Willowes - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Lolly Willowes - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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Lolly Willowes is a twenty-eight-year-old spinster when her adored father dies, leaving her dependent upon her brothers and their wives. After twenty years of self-effacement as a maiden aunt, she decides to break free and moves to a small Bedfordshire village. Here, happy and unfettered, she enjoys her new existence nagged only by the sense of a secret she has yet to discover. That secret - and her vocation - is witchcraft, and with her cat and a pact with the Devil, Lolly Willowes is finally free.

An instant success on its publication in 1926, LOLLY WILLOWES is Sylvia Townsend Warner's first and most magical novel. Deliciously wry and inviting, it was her piquant plea that single women find liberty and civility, a theme that would later be explored by Virginia Woolf in 'A Room of One's Own'.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088058
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The novel sharply undercuts its genteel appearance to reveal a dark and visceral heart ... An elegantly enchanting tale that transcends its era -- Lucy Scholes * Observer *
One of our most idiosyncratic, courageous and versatile writers * HERMIONE LEE *
'Witty, eerie, tender' * Times Literary Supplement *
She has a talent amounting to genius * John Updike, New Yorker *

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Harriet Hughes at Lancaster

“Odd But Interesting”

A very odd book. Interesting, but distinctly strange. I kept wondering if I was missing something really obvious ... and was she REALLY a witch? Struggled to grasp the satirical point, my own failings no doubt rather... More

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