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Ursula's Arm by Penny Kline

Ursula's Arm

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Ursula's Arm by Penny Kline

Why does Ursula's right arm hang limply by her side? The doctors can find nothing wrong - is she faking it or is it all in the mind? Her husband, Leo, wants Ursula to see Mrs Moberley, a psychoanalyst, but her sister tells her Freud's ideas are the work of the devil. Sick of being surrounded by so-called experts, Ursula takes herself off to see Mrs Moberley anyway. What happens next will change her life forever. Mrs Moberley lends her Marie Stopes Married Love but her husband is appalled - and her sister's view on sex proves to be more 'grin and bear it'. Ursula's enlightened friend visits from Paris, and confesses that she is in love with another woman - which causes Ursula to question her own feelings for Mrs Moberley. Leo, who had once advocated therapy, now starts to backtrack; while her sister confesses to the trauma in Ursula's childhood which everyone assumed she was too young to understand. Freud viewed 'hysterical limbs' as the result of early psychological trauma, but Mrs Moberley is more interested in Ursula's present circumstances than her childhood. Gradually Ursula's arm regains its strength - but was it such a good idea to get everything out in the open?

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Publication date

14th July 2011


Penny Kline

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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing


352 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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