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Books by Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia in 1919 and taken to South Africa at the age of five. She spent the rest of her childhood on a large farm in Southern Rhodesia. At the age of eighteen, she became a telephone operator in Salisbury where she had, she says, 'the kind of compulsive good time described in Martha Quest'. In 1949 she came to London bringing with her the manuscript of her first novel, The Grass is Singing. Published the following year, the book was an outstanding success in Britain, in America and in ten European countires. Her subsequent novels have inlcuded the five-volume Children of Violence series (1952-69) and The Golden Notebook (1962). Reviewing this last book, the Sunday Times called Doris Lessing 'not only the best woman novelist we have but one of the most serious, intelligent and honest writers of the whole post-war generation'. She is also the author of such short story collections as The Habit of Loving (1957) and of non-fiction books ranging from Going Home (1957) to Particularly Cats (1967). The Observer wrote of her: 'There can't, I suppose, be anyone left who reads modern fiction at all and isn't aware of the importance of Doris Lessing's work, with its strenth, its sobriety, its fine integrity.'
The Golden Notebook By Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebookby Doris Lessing
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£2.99
The Grass is Singing By Doris Lessing
The Grass is Singingby Doris Lessing
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£4.99
The Sirian Experiments By Doris Lessing
The Sirian Experimentsby Doris Lessing
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£5.99
The Grandmothers By Doris Lessing
The Grandmothersby Doris Lessing
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£5.49
Mara and Dann By Doris Lessing
Mara and Dannby Doris Lessing
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£4.49
The Fifth Child (Paladin Books) By Doris Lessing
The Fifth Child (Paladin Books)by Doris Lessing
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£8.99
The Grandmothers By Doris Lessing
The Grandmothersby Doris Lessing
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£8.99
Under My Skin By Doris Lessing
Under My Skinby Doris Lessing
Very Good
£2.99
The Good Terrorist By Doris Lessing
The Good Terroristby Doris Lessing
Very Good
£5.99
The Four-Gated City By Doris Lessing
The Four-Gated Cityby Doris Lessing
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£5.99
Shikasta By Doris Lessing
Shikastaby Doris Lessing
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£7.49
The Golden Notebook By Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebookby Doris Lessing
Very Good
£2.99
The Grandmothers By Doris Lessing
The Grandmothersby Doris Lessing
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£7.49
The Memoirs of a Survivor By Doris Lessing
The Memoirs of a Survivorby Doris Lessing
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£5.99
To Room Nineteen By Doris Lessing
To Room Nineteenby Doris Lessing
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£14.99
Martha Quest By Doris Lessing
Martha Questby Doris Lessing
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£4.49
Ben, in the World By Doris Lessing
Ben, in the Worldby Doris Lessing
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£4.49
On Cats By Doris Lessing
On Catsby Doris Lessing
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£6.99
The Summer Before the Dark By Doris Lessing
The Summer Before the Darkby Doris Lessing
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£4.49
The Sun Between Their Feet By Doris Lessing
The Sun Between Their Feetby Doris Lessing
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£7.99
The Cleft By Doris Lessing
The Cleftby Doris Lessing
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£2.99
Shikasta By Doris Lessing
Shikastaby Doris Lessing
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£14.49
Walking in the Shade By Doris Lessing
Walking in the Shadeby Doris Lessing
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Briefing for a Descent into Hell By Doris Lessing
Briefing for a Descent into Hellby Doris Lessing
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£7.49
The Marriages Between Zones 3, 4 and 5 By Doris Lessing
The Marriages Between Zones 3, 4 and 5by Doris Lessing
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Under My Skin By Doris Lessing
Under My Skinby Doris Lessing
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£2.99
Briefing for a Descent Into Hell By Doris Lessing
Briefing for a Descent Into Hellby Doris Lessing
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Prisons We Choose to Live Inside By Doris Lessing
Prisons We Choose to Live Insideby Doris Lessing
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£7.99
African Stories By Doris Lessing
African Storiesby Doris Lessing
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£12.99
The Golden Notebook By Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebookby Doris Lessing
Very Good
£29.49
Alfred and Emily By Doris Lessing
Alfred and Emilyby Doris Lessing
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£3.99
Ecclesiastes or, The Preacher By Doris Lessing
Ecclesiastes or, The Preacherby Doris Lessing
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£4.49
African Laughter By Doris Lessing
African Laughterby Doris Lessing
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£2.99
The Cleft By Doris Lessing
The Cleftby Doris Lessing
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Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire By Doris Lessing
Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empireby Doris Lessing
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The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 By Doris Lessing
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8by Doris Lessing
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£6.49
The Wind Blows Away Our Words By Doris Lessing
The Wind Blows Away Our Wordsby Doris Lessing
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The Sweetest Dream By Doris Lessing
The Sweetest Dreamby Doris Lessing
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This Was the Old Chief's Country By Doris Lessing
This Was the Old Chief's Countryby Doris Lessing
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Alfred and Emily By Doris Lessing
Alfred and Emilyby Doris Lessing
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A Small Personal Voice By Doris Lessing
A Small Personal Voiceby Doris Lessing
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£4.99
Love, Again By Doris Lessing
Love, Againby Doris Lessing
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£2.69
Martha Quest By Doris Lessing
Martha Questby Doris Lessing
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£24.99
The Good Terrorist By Doris Lessing
The Good Terroristby Doris Lessing
Very Good
£2.69
The Grass is Singing By Doris Lessing
The Grass is Singingby Doris Lessing
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£2.69
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 By Doris Lessing
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8by Doris Lessing
Very Good
£2.69