Grandmothers

Salley Vickers

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

The new novel from Salley Vickers, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Librarian

‘Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand. She’s a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists’ – Philip Pullman

Grandmothers is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation: fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous Blanche, deprived of the company of her beloved granddaughter Kitty by her hostile daughter-in-law, who finds solace in rebelliously taking to drink and shop lifting; and shy, bookish Minna who in the safety of shepherd’s hut shares with her surrogate granddaughter Rose her passion for reading. The outlook of all three women subtly alters when through their encounters with each other they discover that the past is always with us and that we go on learning and changing until the very end.

  • ISBN 9780241371411
  • Title Grandmothers
  • Author Salley Vickers
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Viking
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 11th July 2019
  • Width 13.8cm
  • Height 20.4cm
  • Thickness 2.6cm
  • Weight 340g
  • Number of pages 304

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