kate bradbury

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (50 of 52)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,940,329 - Total Helpful Votes: 50 of 52
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (Virago Modern Cla&hellip by Barbara Comyns
50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 21 Feb 2003
I have read this book a number of times since I was a teenager and just reread it in one delightful sitting yesterday. Comyns has a fantastic voice, and its hard to believe that the book isn't biographical. Set in Bohemian London in the Thirties, Sophia is a young woman married to artist Charles. The book sees her through poverty, pregnancy, and infedility though at all times is touching, humourous and historically interesting. One of the things I've always liked best about this book is the fact that is unchallenging and easy to read but is a genuinely excellent piece of English literature. I have read little of her other works, but what I have read I've also deeply enjoyed.

Wish List