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Death of a She Devil by Fay Weldon
  

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Sequel to The Life and Loves of a She Devil. Lewis is a new kind of 'heroine'. He's an ultra-confident, twenty-something man. But he won't be satisfied with his life until he can transition into the ultimate symbol of power and status: a woman...

If you like Fay Weldon you might also like to read books by Sarah Waters, Helen Dunmore and Sebastian Faulks.

Synopsis

Death of a She Devil by Fay Weldon

'The women of the world gave up romance, subservience and submission, and once empowered, took to hard work, truth and reality. Much good has it done them.' Ruth Patchett, the original She Devil, is now eighty-four and keen to retire. But who can take up her mantle? Enter Tyler Patchett, our new kind of heroine and Ruth's grandson. He's an ultra-confident, twenty-three-year-old man: beautiful, resentful and unemployed. In Fay Weldon's 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, women fought men for power and won. In 2017, men take a decisive step to get their power back...

Reviews

'A kind of coda to a brilliant literary career ... The satire is neat and very funny ... A politically incorrect novel that is at the same time deliberately indecorous in a way that will make anyone feel like a prude if they object to a comedy as swaggering in its confidence and as subtle in its observation as this ... Obviously the work of a genius'
Sydney Morning Herald

. 'I suspect Weldon couldn't care less about political correctness ... for her, it's all literary mischief
i newspaper

. 'Fay Weldon's new novel is certain to be a bestseller
Catholic Herald

. 'A delight to read. Each chapter has a hilarious heading, revealing Weldon's affinity with the pre-Romantic tradition of Sterne and Swift
Irish Times

. 'Scalpel-sharp and laceratingly funny
Good Housekeeping

. 'Weldon's amused defiance is irresistible
Mail on Sunday

. 'It's good to have Fay Weldon back, poking the hornet's nest of modern feminism with her sly eye
Daily Express

. 'A bawdy controversial read
Woman

& Home. 'Fay has been incredibly vocal about transgender issues, and her new book features her trademark black humour - and some shocking twists
Closer

. 'A brilliant black comedy
Mail on Sunday Event magazine

. 'One of our very best writers
The Sunday Times

. 'Funny, waspish and acute ... a fierce retrospective on the achievements of the women's movement
The Times

. 'She's a queen of words. A tribal elder
Caitlin Moran

. 'Elegantly written, sharply perceptive and fantastically good fun
Daily Mail

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About the Author

Fay Weldon

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th April 2017

Author

Fay Weldon

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781784979591

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