The Spa Decameron

by Fay Weldon

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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 soaking up the luxury in an expensive health spa. Lots of time to talk and share secrets.

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The Spa Decameron Synopsis

Ten high achieving ladies are gathered together in the week between Christmas and the New Year, at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking, through Botox, aromatherapy and general all round pampering, a new beginning to their lives.

 

The Ladies lounge around in the Jacuzzi, drinking champagne and eating chocolate telling each other the stories of their lives. Starting with the Trophy Wife's tale: of her spell in a Greek prison; the Brain Surgeon's tale: of twins and mistaken identity; the Judge's tale: of the sex change which allowed him to judge the pleasures of the bedchamber from both male and female perspectives. The manicurist, the public speaker, the journalist, the company director, the ex vicar's wife, the screenwriter, all share their stories, ending with the stepmother's tale, a reversal of Cinderella's fate, with the stepmother as victim...

 

Sparkling, witty, always compassionate and occasionally libidinous, Fay Weldon's new novel recalls Boccaccio's late medieval masterwork, "The Decameron". Boccaccio dedicated his book to the ladies of his time, who were forced to hide their amorous passions under a veil of discretion, while men were free to indulge theirs.

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ISBN: 9781847243348
Publication date: 05/03/2008
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847240927
Publication date: 06/09/2007
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781847243348
Publication date: 5th March 2008
Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
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About 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 ...

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