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Yesterday's Houses by Mavis Cheek
  

Yesterday's Houses

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Synopsis

Yesterday's Houses by Mavis Cheek

When sixteen-year-old Marianne Flowers is invited to a party in a genteel house she has no idea that the house - and what she experiences there - including the stately bathroom - will change her life. Not to mention the boy who introduces her to red wine, sophisticated conversation and an apparently liberated future. But marriage to Charles turns out to be far from liberating and soon Marianne finds herself living in a basement flat, with a cramped, ignoble bathroom, and a way of life that is very far from her hopes, romantic or otherwise. Life, it seems, is going on elsewhere. But Charles' mother starts feeding her with books - classics, feminist essays, fine literature - and soon Marianne realises that there is a whole, bright world unfolding before her. But how will this new, independently minded Marianne find her place in this brand new world?

About the Author

Mavis Cheek lives in the English countryside. She is the author of eleven previous novels most recently Mrs Fytton's Country Life, The Sex Life of My Aunt and Patrick Parker's Progress

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Book Info

Publication date

4th January 2007

Author

Mavis Cheek

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571224241

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