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The Rules of Life
16 Jan 2014 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781781858059

From beyond the grave, a woman recounts the story of her life in this captivating novella.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 107 pages
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The Rules of LifeFay Weldon

Just three months dead, and buried in a custom-made white silk shift, Gabriella is proud of her liberated, unashamedly erotic past. She has few regrets as she talks about the men she has loved and lost, including her married lover, Timothy, and scorned Walter, who burned down her house in a jealous rage. She shares the intimate details of her earthly existence, the emotions she experienced at the moment of death, and the old friends she has since encountered in heaven...

Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.

After hard times and odd jobs as a lone parent, Fay Weldon became one of the top advertising copywriters of her generation. She moved to TV drama (writing the pilot episode of the iconic series Upstairs Downstairs) then turned to novels – including the classic The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Cloning of Joanna May. Fay's sequence of novels about the Dilberne family, which encompasses her Love and Inheritance trilogy and Before the War, draws to a close with this final instalment, After the Peace. Fay's been made a CBE for services to literature and she's currently a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

'Fay Weldon is a national treasure.', Literary Review

'Wickedly stylish. Bursting with intelligence and fire.', Daily Telegraph

'Prolific and provocative, Weldon shines brightest in the league table of British women novelists.', Time Out

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