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The Resource Our spoons came from Woolworths, Barbara Comyns ; introduction by Emily Gould

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

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Our spoons came from Woolworths
Title
Our spoons came from Woolworths
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Barbara Comyns ; introduction by Emily Gould
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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1909-1992
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Comyns, Barbara
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O452
LC item number
O9 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Marital conflict
  • Artists
  • London (England)
Label
Our spoons came from Woolworths, Barbara Comyns ; introduction by Emily Gould
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Publication
Bar code
31223114178073
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9781590178966
Lccn
2015015625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20151117-084
System control number
  • 903284451
  • (OCoLC)903284451
Label
Our spoons came from Woolworths, Barbara Comyns ; introduction by Emily Gould
Publication
Bar code
31223114178073
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9781590178966
Lccn
2015015625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20151117-084
System control number
  • 903284451
  • (OCoLC)903284451

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