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The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend Online



The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

  • Title: The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
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  • ISBN : 9780718157159
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 437 pages


The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there For seventeen years she s wanted to yell at the world, Stop I want to get off Finally, this is her chance Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset Who will cook his dinner Eva, he complains, is attention seeking But word of Eva s defiance spreads Legions of fans, b The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there For seventeen years she s wanted to yell at the world, Stop I want to get off Finally, this is her chance Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset Who will cook his dinner Eva, he complains, is attention seeking But word of Eva s defiance spreads Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently


Author Sue Townsend

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The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year Reviews (31)

  • Sometimes I forget that I don t have to read everything that comes into my bookstore. [..]

  • Eva s family are really selfish and poor Eva seems to do everything with no one to lend a hand.When Eva s twins finally leave home she gets into bed and stays there for a year She doesn t eat or drink unless someone brings it to her bed and she has to devise a plan just to go to the loo as Eva s fee [..]

  • Oh gosh I hate to disparage an author s hard work I hate to be negative when I consider how much time, effort and soul has gone into writing it I ve enjoyed Townsend s other work, Adrian Mole was hilarious However, if I can save you from wasting your time reading this book then perhaps it is the fai [..]

  • I was really looking forward to reading this book when I spotted it on A walk down memory lane as Adrian Mole was a fav during my teenage years Didn t quite know what to make of it.I assumed it would be a parody of life A woman who, having had a difficult life full of hardships finally giving up an [..]

  • Well, it s one of those books that keeps one reading hoping that the ending might be worth it It wasn t It just ended I m sure the author had fun writing it, and I had fun reading it But there was much than just fun behind those well written words The book won a 2012 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Pr [..]

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