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Before the war

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"1922. Vivien is twenty-four and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and--almost worse--intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as "the giantess." Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man's child and will die in childbirth in just a few months... Fay Weldon, with one eye on the present and one on the past, offers Vivien's fate, along with that of London between World War I and World War II. This is a city fizzing with change, full of flat-chested flappers, shell-shocked soldiers, and aristocrats clinging onto the past. Inventive, warm, playful, and full of Weldon's trademark ironic edge, Before the War is a spellbinding novel from one of the best writers of our time"--
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subject_facetAristocracy -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Single women -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
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topic_facetAristocracy
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Historical Fiction
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Single women
Social life and customs
Young women