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The Queen of the Tambourine
     

The Queen of the Tambourine

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by Jane Gardam
 

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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year.

From the author of Old Filth.

With prose that is vibrant and witty, The Queen of the Tambourine traces the emotional breakdown—and eventual restoration—of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous London neighborhood.

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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year.

From the author of Old Filth.

With prose that is vibrant and witty, The Queen of the Tambourine traces the emotional breakdown—and eventual restoration—of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous London neighborhood. The letters Eliza writes to her neighbor, a woman whom she hardly knows, reveal her self-propelled descent into madness. Eliza must reach the depths of her downward spiral before she can once again find health and serenity. This story of a woman’s confrontation with the realities of sanity will delight readers who enjoy the works of Anita Brookner, Sybille Bedford, Muriel Spark, and Sylvia Plath.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Winner of Britain's Whitbread Award, Gardam's darkly comic novel is in the form of a series of letters written by a mentally disintegrating woman. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609450373
Publisher:
Europa
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
608,248
File size:
484 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Gardam has twice won the Whitbread Award, for The Hollow Land, and Queen of the Tambourine. She is also the author of God on the Rocks, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently, Faith Fox.

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