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The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year - Sue Townsend
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
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The day her gifted twins leave home for university, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance. Perhaps she will be able to think. Her husband Dr Brian Beaver, an astronomer who divides his... show more
The day her gifted twins leave home for university, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance. Perhaps she will be able to think. Her husband Dr Brian Beaver, an astronomer who divides his time between gazing at the expanding universe, an unsatisfactory eight-years-old affair with his colleague Titania and mooching in his shed, is not happy. Who will cook dinner? Eva, he complains, is either having a breakdown or taking attention - seeking to new heights. But word of Eva's refusal to get out of bed quickly spreads. Alexander the dreadlocked white-van man arrives to help Eva dispose of all her clothes and possessions and bring her tea and toast. Legions of fans are writing to her or gathering in the street to catch a glimpse of this 'angel'. Her mother Ruby is unsympathetic: 'She'd soon get out of bed if her arse was on fire. 'And, though the world keeps intruding, it is from the confines of her bed that Eva at last begins to understand freedom. "The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year" is a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. Sue Townsend, Britain's funniest writer for over three decades, has written a brilliant novel that eviscerates modern family life. Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, "The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55 )", "Number Ten", "Ghost Children", "The Queen and I" and "Queen Camilla", all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780718157159 (071815715X)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages no: 437
Edition language: English
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Sunsy
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Autor: Sue TownsendTitel: Die Frau, die ein Jahr im Bett bliebÜbersetzer: Juliane ZaubitzerGenre: Britischer HumorVerlag: Haffmans Tolkemitt, [28.08.2013]HC, 450 Seiten, 21,99 €ISBN: 3942989530Piper Taschenbuch, [29.11.2014]TB, 448 Seiten, 9,99 €ISBN: 3492305989Kindle-Edition: 448 Seiten, 9,99 €ASIN...
If These Books Could Talk
If These Books Could Talk rated it
1.0 The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
Awful.Very rarely do I come across a book that makes me so angry and disappointed in it's author that I cannot finish it.Townsend (who I was a fan of due to her brilliant Mole series) really dropped the ball with this one.It is full of characters so horrific and unlike-able with no redeeming feature...
VariousAwesomes
VariousAwesomes rated it
So much rage towards this book, it's unbelievable.I'm not sure I've ever felt anger towards a book before, and certainly not like this. Very weird feeling. o.O
Dem
Dem rated it
1.0 The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
The woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend.This novel was a terrible read, it had no plot, the characters were dreadful and the whole story just seemed ridiculous and had absolutely no point to it. I really cant understand how this book got published. Would have expected way better from S...
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Sometimes I forget that I don't have to read everything that comes into my bookstore.
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