Author(s): Fay Weldon
Down among the women. What a place to be! In the Fifties, women were looked after by nice, breadwinning men: or so went the myth. Eighteen-year-old unmarried mother Scarlet, a lost child recovering from her first abortion, looks at the world with her friends and begins to see the truth. An icily funny account of a dawning feminist sensibility in a world where the romantic ideal of love and domesticity ruled.
'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.
Weldon's work includes more than twenty novels, five collections of short stories, several children's books, nonfiction books, magazine articles, and a number of plays written for television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.