The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Paperback)
  • The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Paperback)
zoom

The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 16/02/1995
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

'A savage, sadistic even, but beautifully and compellingly written satire' Sunday Express

Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish.

'The fun grows steadily blacker and wilder' Guardian

Rather the opposite in fact - simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she discovers that her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy that she becomes truly diabolic. Within weeks she has burnt down the family home, collected the insurance, made love to the local drunk and embarked on a course of destruction and revenge.

'A tour de force: a macabre, fast-moving moral fable' The Times

A blackly comic satire of the war of the sexes, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340589359
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A tour de force: a macabre, fast-moving moral fable' * The Times *
'More audacious and striking in design than anything that has gone before . . . carried out with such dash and glitter' * Times Literary Supplement *
'Rousing . . . The fun grows steadily blacker and wilder' * Guardian *
'A savage, sadistic even, but beautifully and compellingly written satire' * Sunday Express *

You may also be interested in...

The Law of Innocence
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
American Dirt
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Vanishing Half
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Strawberry Thief
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd.
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Klara and the Sun
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Single Thread
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Because of You
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Grown Ups
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Darkest Evening
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Hamnet
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“Great start and middle, bad end”

I really enjoyed the first 95% of this book, but I really didn’t like the ending. I loved the authors style of writing and I was with the main character Ruth up until the end. But I found the ending confusing,... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.