Nourishment

by Gerard Woodward

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Tory Pace’s husband is a Prisoner of War in World War II. When she receives a request from him for spicy letters she is at a loss but soon finds herself on a journey of discovery of carnal desire in the libraries, public conveniences and barber shops of South East London. Meanwhile life carries on, her husband returns home and then she makes a shocking discovery. A lovely story which captures that great ‘British upper lip’.

Sarah Broadhurst

Nourishment Synopsis

The English are an unusual bunch: quirky and eccentric, often reserved and reticent, but always strong and resilient. Tory Pace, the heroine of this beautifully written and hilarious black comedy, is all of these things. Typically, she's trying to make the best of life in a difficult time: struggling, as only a mother can, to sustain her family in a land starved of nourishment. But like so many triumphs over adversity, her survival comes with a heavy price. Beginning shortly after the outbreak of war and continuing into the deftly drawn austerity years that followed, Woodward offers a generous family saga. Equally memorable for poignant moments of sadness, comic tableau, witty observations and unforgettable characters, Nourishment is a novel like no other - every bit as unique and charming as an English family, in fact.

Nourishment Press Reviews

'Woodward's study of the ways in which we consume ourselves and those we love is surprising - and surprisingly charming - darkly witty and altogether brilliant.' Easy Living

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ISBN: 9780330518635
Publication date: 03/06/2011
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330518628
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330518635
Publication date: 3rd June 2011
Author: Gerard Woodward
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Gerard Woodward

Gerard Woodward lives in Bath. His first novel, August, was published in 2001 to great acclaim, and he has also written three award-winning collections of poetry. When he is not writing, Gerard refills the chocolate machines at Manchester University.  

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