Search Results: "Fay Weldon"


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FAY by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2000

"Close to a masterpiece."
The search for love and family has seldom been portrayed with such harsh realism as in this almost literally stunning fourth novel by the highly acclaimed Mississippi author. Read full book review >

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THE NEW COUNTESS by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Funnier and nastier than the two earlier volumes but still lukewarm and without much fizz."
Weldon (Long Live the King, 2013, etc.) completes her Edwardian trilogy, a lightweight amalgam of Downton Abbey and her own Upstairs Downstairs, as Lord and Lady Dilberne prepare for a visit from King Edward VII. Read full book review >

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SHE MAY NOT LEAVE by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Sly, salty, savvy."
A British doyenne of elegantly savage modern comedies of manners returns to form with a cautionary tale of childcare. Read full book review >

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MANTRAPPED by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"So lazy and off-the-cuff that one wonders if the author even bothered to reread her first draft."
Though billed as a novel, this very slight tale of a man and woman who switch souls on a stairway cedes about half its pages to an acerbic continuation of Weldon's recent memoir, Auto da Fay (2003). Read full book review >

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A HARD TIME TO BE A FATHER by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Some unevenness, but always bracing and full of zest."
Nineteen new stories from Weldon (Wicked Women, etc.) that, even when fragmentary, sizzle with intellectual energy and acerbic wit. Read full book review >

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DARCY'S UTOPIA by Fay Weldon
Released: March 1, 1991

Another act of literary terrorism from British satirist and live-wire Weldon (The Cloning of Joanna May, 1989, etc.), only this time far more wide-ranging and rabidly polemic than even before. Read full book review >

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THE BULGARI CONNECTION by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Weldon's not exactly challenging herself here, but she's still one of the sharpest, most entertaining novelists around."
A characteristic blend of social and sexual satire from Weldon (Rhode Island Blues, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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RHODE ISLAND BLUES by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

Our preeminent fictional chronicler of the war between men and women takes a break to report on the state of battles between continents, generations, past and present. Read full book review >

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Weldon's clever comparisons of yesterday's mores to today's spice up this bubbling feminist brew, offering a study of the costs and consequences of the idealistic life that is sharp, funny, and all too true."
Four angry young 1970s women form a feminist publishing house in London only to find their own ambition no less virulent than men's—in Weldon's (Wicked Women, 1997, etc.) wry and witty examination of where feminism went wrong and, occasionally, right. Read full book review >

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POLARIS And Other Stories by Fay Weldon
Released: Aug. 1, 1985

In a sense, this is an extremely representative collection by British feminist/cynic Weldon (see above), for it shows her at her hauntingly subtle best, and sledgehammer worst. Read full book review >

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LONG LIVE THE KING by Fay Weldon
Released: May 7, 2013

"Weldon plugs in historic figures like Lord Balfour and Lady Marlborough and some interesting bits of Edwardian social history and manners, but as a work of fiction, this entry is less than compelling."
Weldon's second installment in the Edwardian trilogy (Habits of the House, 2013) again revolves around deciding who is to receive prized invitations, this time to Edward VII's 1902 coronation. Read full book review >