Jottings: Flights of Fancy from Our Betty [NOOK Book]

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JOTTINGS is a collection of the stories that Liz Smith has written over the years. Sometimes they explore the darker side of life and what may occur out of the public gaze: a rich and lonely housewife neglects her child and the nanny subjects her charge to unpleasant and adult scenes; a man's wish for fame catapults him into prison and mistaken notoriety; an unhappy wife loses her only friend and is haunted by her.
Other stories are more amusing: the sexy, man-eating woman who ...
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Jottings: Flights of Fancy from Our Betty

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Overview

JOTTINGS is a collection of the stories that Liz Smith has written over the years. Sometimes they explore the darker side of life and what may occur out of the public gaze: a rich and lonely housewife neglects her child and the nanny subjects her charge to unpleasant and adult scenes; a man's wish for fame catapults him into prison and mistaken notoriety; an unhappy wife loses her only friend and is haunted by her.
Other stories are more amusing: the sexy, man-eating woman who runs the mobile library: moving through the fog of 1950's London with the help of a blind man; a scheming daughter who plans to take her mother's money has a surprising comeuppance.
Liz's stories are unexpected, original and revealing of a writer who is fascinated by relationships and the barriers we erect between our public and private selves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847395009
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Publication date: 9/4/2008
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 259 KB

Meet the Author

Liz Smith is one of Britain's favourite character actresses. She is best known for playing Nana in the Royle Family and has had a long career in film and on the stage, working with such directors as Tim Burton, Mike Leigh, Peter Greenaway and Neil Jordan. She lives in north London.
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