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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Classic....Very Moving., 8 July 2013
This review is from: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) (Paperback)
This starts off as a light hearted comic story about a rather eccentric bohemian couple marrying against the advice of their families, but swiftly becomes a poignant story of survival during the lean years of the early 1930's. Sophia's husband treats her with an offhand selfishness and cruelty which sadly rings true throughout. Each new degradation, caused largely by his refusal to 'lower' himself by seeking actual work, is recounted with the same matter of fact style that is used throughout the novel. You cannot help but empathise with Sophia, or to be grateful that this story really does have a happy ending. I'll be looking out more by Barbara Comyns after this experience.
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Initial post: 16 Jul 2013 12:15:02 BDT
1930s not 1930's
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