One of our most idiosyncratic, courageous and versatile writers (HERMIONE LEE)
'Witty, eerie, tender' (Times Literary Supplement)
She has a talent amounting to genius (John Updike, New Yorker)
From the Back Cover
'As fresh and powerful today as it was when published in 1926' Guardian
'This is the witty, eerie, tender but firm life history of a middle-class Englishwoman who politely declines to make the expected connection with the opposite sex and becomes a witch instead' John Updike
After the death of her adored father, Laura 'Lolly' Willowes settles into her role of the 'indispensible' maiden aunt of the family. Two decades pass; the children are grown, and Lolly unexpectedly moves to a village, alone. Here, happy and unfettered, she revels in a new existence, nagged only by the sense of a secret she has yet to discover.