‘ONE OF OUR VERY BEST WRITERS’ Sunday Times
‘A tour de force’
New York Times Book Review
‘Beautifully and compellingly written’
Times Literary Supplement
The bestselling classic tale of a woman scorned, from a much-loved British author
Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish.
Rather the opposite in fact – simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she discovers that her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy that she becomes truly diabolic. Within weeks she has burnt down the family home, collected the insurance, made love to the local drunk and embarked on a course of destruction and revenge.
A blackly comic satire of the war of the sexes, The Life and Loves of a She Devil is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real.
PRAISE FOR FAY WELDON
‘She’s a Queen of Words’
‘A national treasure’
‘The literary equivalent of a stiff drink, a dip in the Atlantic in January, a pep talk by a mildly sadistic coach’
New York Times
‘Times have changed and Weldon is one of the people who have changed them’
‘One of the great lionesses of modern English literature’
‘Fay Weldon’s voice is as unmistakeable as her acerbic wit’