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Our spoons came from Woolworths / Barbara Comyns ; introduction by Emily Gould.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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New York Review Books classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Comyns, Barbara (Text) 78294000256139 Adult Fiction Available -
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell COM (Text) 36823001649568 Fiction Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster COM Dom. Fic. (Text) 72436000114926 Adult fiction Available -
Putnam County Public Library - Main FIC COM (Text) 30041002072344 Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590178966 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1590178963 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: x,196 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2015.

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"I told Helen my story and she went home and cried" begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns's beguiling novel is far from maudlin, despite the ostensibly harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one when she marries fellow artist Charles, and she seems to have nearly as much affection for her pet newt as she does for her husband. Her housekeeping knowledge is lacking (everything she cooks tastes of soap) and she attributes her morning sickness to a bad batch of strawberries. England is in the middle of the Great Depression, and in any case, the money Sophia earns at her occasional modeling gigs are not enough to make up for her husband's lack of interest in keeping the heat on. Predictably, the marriage begins to falter; not so predictably, Sophia's optimistic guilelessness is the very thing responsible for turning her life around"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Marital conflict > Fiction.
Artists > England > London > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
FICTION / Biographical.
FICTION / Humorous.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.

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