Lolly Willowes

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Lolly is a 28-year-old spinster when her adored father dies, leaving her dependent upon her brothers and their wives. After 20 years of self-effacement as a maiden aunt, she decides to break free.

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‘A great shout of life and individuality … an act of defiance that gladdens the soul’ Guardian

Lolly Willowes, so gentle and accommodating, has depths no one suspects. When she suddenly announces that she is leaving London and moving, alone, to the depths of the countryside, her overbearing relatives are horrified. But Lolly has a greater, far darker calling than family: witchcraft.

‘The book I’ll be pressing into people’s hands forever . . . It tells the story of a woman who rejects the life that society has fixed for her in favour of freedom … tips suddenly into extraordinary, lucid wildness’ Helen McDonald

‘Witty, eerie, tender … her prose, in its simple, abrupt evocations, has something preternatural about it’ John Updike

Additional information

Weight 0.134 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K