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Fay Weldon - Author

Fay Weldon is one of Britain's best loved and most respected authors. Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up in New Zealand and returned to the United Kingdom when she was ten. She read Economics and Psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and worked briefly for the Foreign Office in London, then as a journalist, before beginning a successful career as an advertising copywriter. She gave up her career in advertising, and began to write full-time. Her first novel, The Fat Woman's Joke, was published in 1967. Fay Weldon is a former member of both the Arts Council literary panel and the film and video panel of Greater London Arts. She was Chair of the Judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1983, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews in 1990. She was awarded a CBE in 2001. She lives in Dorset with her husband, the poet Nick Fox.


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Fellow novelist SOPHIE KING on FAY WELDON

Fay Weldon got me through my teenage years and my twenties. I don't know what I would have done without her naughty, feisty heroines. I normally prefer the close third person narrative but her authorial voice is so wicked that it has a delicious character in its own right.

If you like Fay Weldon you might also like to read books by Kate Atkinson, Elizabeth Buchan and Jeanette Winterson

Featured Books, with extracts, by Fay Weldon

The New Countess
Fay Weldon
November 2013 Book of the Month. Sadly the final instalment of the upstairs/downstairs romp in Dilbert Court, Hampshire. I say sadly only because there are no more to look forward to. It’s 1905...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
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Habits of the House
Fay Weldon
Aimed squarely at fans of Downton Abbey this is a pitch-perfect, witty and fun romp of life above and below stairs and an elegy to the last days of aristocracy and Empire. Set in 1899 this is the first of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2013
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Habits of the House
Fay Weldon
Aimed squarely at fans of Downton Abbey this is a pitch-perfect, witty and fun romp of life above and below stairs and an elegy to the last days of aristocracy and Empire. Set in 1899 this is the first of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2012
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Kehua! A Ghost Story
Fay Weldon
Rediscover the joy of Fay: A tale of murder, sex, redemption, remorse and ghosts from the 'mistress of warped suburbia'.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
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Fay Weldon
September 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Kehua! is a gripping tale of a young woman who flees New Zealand in the wake of a murder and finds herself haunted by a Maori ghost.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2010
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The Stepmother's Diary
Fay Weldon
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 11 December 2008. A story not of a wicked stepmother but more a wicked stepdaughter. Fay Weldon gets right to the heart of this dysfunctional family, making the hairs stand up on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2008
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The Spa Decameron
Fay Weldon
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 24 May. Once one of our most respected authors but her work has tailed off over the last few years. Well now she is back on form with a group of high-powered women discussing their lives while...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2008
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The Spa Decameron
Fay Weldon
The new novel from one of Britain’s best loved writers. Witty compassionate and casually libidinous The Spa Decameron is a real return to form for Fay Weldon.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2007
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Long Live the King
Fay Weldon
1902: London Society is in a frenzy of anticipation for the coronation of the new king, Edward VII. The Earl and Countess of Dilberne are caught up in the lavish preparations, yet Lady Isobel still has ample time to fret....
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2013
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  • Fri, 14 Feb 2014 @ 13:48
    don't despair. Try Kate Atkinson's Life after Life. Or failing that my own New Countess. Literary? I dunno! Help.. .
  • Fri, 14 Feb 2014 @ 13:41
  • Sat, 21 Dec 2013 @ 14:25
    v,pleased by of final book in Love and Inheritance trilogy # Downton with jokes.#what's for Xmas?
  • Mon, 9 Dec 2013 @ 10:50
    Becky Sharp Bottled!
  • Wed, 13 Nov 2013 @ 19:10
    'In Conversation' with Hilary Mantel tomorrow after she receives Hon Degree from Bath Spa Uni. Event now sold out, but congrats, Hilary!
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