A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child relationship, Margaret Drabble'sThe Millstone won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1965.It is the Swinging Sixties, and Rosamund Stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is well on its way. She conceals her ignorance beneath a show of independence, and becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand. Although single parenthood is still not socially acceptable, she chooses to have the baby rather than to seek an illegal abortion, and ...
A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child relationship, Margaret Drabble'sThe Millstone won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1965.It is the Swinging Sixties, and Rosamund Stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is well on its way. She conceals her ignorance beneath a show of independence, and becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand. Although single parenthood is still not socially acceptable, she chooses to have the baby rather than to seek an illegal abortion, and finds her life transformed by motherhood. Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.'Rosamund is marvellous, a true Drabble heroine . . . what spirit is here' Sunday Times'One of our foremost women writers' Guardian'The novelist who will have done for late twentieth-century London what Dickens did for Victorian London' The New York TimesMargaret Drabble was born in 1939 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of barrister and novelist John F. Drabble, and sister of novelist A.S. Byatt. She is the author of eighteen novels and eight works of non-fiction, including biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. Her many novels include The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989), The Gates of Ivory (1991), The Peppered Moth (2000), The Seven Sisters (2002) and The Red Queen (2004) all of which are published by Penguin. In 1980, Margaret Drabble was made a CBE and in 2008 she was made DBE. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd, and lives in London and Somerset.
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Fair. 192 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. Ink marks and words appear on first page. Water stains on top edge. FICTION. Rosamund Stacey is a clever, cool, intellectual young woman who likes Fellini movies, underground novels, and more than one boyfriend at a time. Although she feels thoroughly emancipated, she is guilty of the most unpardonable twentieth-century sin: virginity. Something has to be done, and when it finally is, Rosamund finds herself nine months from motherhood....(Key Words: Fiction, Motherhood, Virginity, Love, Novels, Boyfriends, Margaret Drabble).
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