Wry, fantastical and true,
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This review is from: Lolly Willowes (Virago Modern Classics Book 239) (Kindle Edition)
The uneventful life history of an Edwardian spinster doesn't sound a riveting read, but it is. In part that is the quality of the writing - smooth, evocative, exact. Partly the understated but sharp social satire. But principally the evocation of a mysterious undercurrent in the life of Lolly that draws her out of the staid, respectable world of her relatives and into the wild, dark wood of female autonomy.