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Still Life By A. S. Byatt

Still Life
by A. S. Byatt

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Frederica Potter arrives at Cambridge University greedy for knowledge, sex and love. Back in Yorkshire, her sister Stephanie abandons academia and is confronted with the boredom and frustrations of motherhood. Each sibling is desperate to shape their own future, but a horrifying event will soon change their lives forever.
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Still Life by A. S. Byatt

Frederica Potter arrives at Cambridge University greedy for knowledge, sex and love. It isn't long before she becomes infatuated with a mysterious and controlling poet. Back in Yorkshire, her sister Stephanie abandons academia and is confronted with the boredom and frustrations of motherhood. Meanwhile, their younger brother Marcus begins to recover from a nervous breakdown. Each sibling is desperate to shape their own future, but a horrifying event will soon change their lives forever.

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Still Life Reviews


Marvellous... A major novel, inspiring laughter and tears -- Iris Murdoch
Glorious... Frederica is a magnificent creation; awkward, fierce, intellectually voracious and sexually inexperienced -- Francesca Segal, author of The Awkward Age
Affords enormous and continuous pleasure -- Anita Brookner
Byatt is a wonderful writer, constantly engaging wherever she takes us * The Times *

About A. S. Byatt


A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children's Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her 'inspiring contribution to life writing' and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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GOR001125040
Still Life by A. S. Byatt
A. S. Byatt
The Frederica Potter Novels
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-05-18
448
0099479915
9780099479918
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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