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Weldon, Fay

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Most widely held works by Fay Weldon
The life and loves of a 'she-devil' by Fay Weldon( Book )

135 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay Weldon takes every mistreated wife's fantasies of revenge on every spoiled, philandering husband, and explodes them into a wild, fast-moving, and outrageously funny perverse fable of the battle between women and women
Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon( Book )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weldon uses letters to an imaginary niece, "Alice," to pay tribute to Austen, while exploring the craft of fiction from her own standpoint
The hearts and lives of men by Fay Weldon( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern fable for grown-ups where good triumphs over evil, true love outlasts lust and justice prevails
Habits of the house by Fay Weldon( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the award-winning novelist and writer of Upstairs Downstairs, the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of Downton Abbey As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert's wife Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady's maid who orders the life of her mistress. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers. As the writer of the pilot episode of the original Upstairs, Downstairs--Fay Weldon brings a deserved reputation for magnificent storytelling. With wit and sympathy--and no small measure of mischief--Habits of the House plots the interplay of restraint and desire, manners and morals, reason and instinct."--
Rhode Island blues by Fay Weldon( Book )

51 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film editor Sophia Moore travels to Rhode Island to settle her grandmother into a retirement home and begins to unravel mysteries about her family's past
The heart of the country by Fay Weldon( Book )

68 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie Harris learns to cope with life after her husband leaves her
Before the war by Fay Weldon( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1922. Vivien is twenty-four and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and--almost worse--intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as "the giantess." Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man's child and will die in childbirth in just a few months... Fay Weldon, with one eye on the present and one on the past, offers Vivien's fate, along with that of London between World War I and World War II. This is a city fizzing with change, full of flat-chested flappers, shell-shocked soldiers, and aristocrats clinging onto the past. Inventive, warm, playful, and fullof Weldon's trademark ironic edge, Before the War is a spellbinding novel from one of the best writers of our time"--
The cloning of Joanna May by Fay Weldon( Book )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scintillating, exuberant, ruthlessly acute observer of her time, author Fay Weldon leaps into a future where individual identity is infinitely more elusive. In The Cloing of Joanna May, she has created an enthralling novel about male control and female power, and a new age of women for whom almost anything is possible
Worst fears : a novel by Fay Weldon( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widow sets out to obtain vengeance after discovering the truth about her husband. She has found out that he died making love to another woman, that the house--to the financing of which she contributed--has been left to someone else, and that he never divorced his first wife. A black comedy by the author of The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil
She may not leave by Fay Weldon( Book )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smart, liberal, and unmarried couple in their thirties, Hattie and Martyn are delighted by their newborn daughter, Kitty, but trouble arrives when they hire a nanny, Agnieska, a Polish domestic goddess with immigration problems
Darcy's utopia by Fay Weldon( Book )

40 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Darcy has married a university chancellor whom the prime minister listens to. With her husband now in jail two journalists interview her
Life force : a novel by Fay Weldon( Book )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie Beck tries to revitalize the past with four females who are friends. He stirs old rivalries, desires, secrets, and infidelities
Splitting : a novel by Fay Weldon( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splitting swoops with dizzying ease among the conflicting perspectives of a woman whose personality, in the face of her impending divorce, has slivered into a chorus of bickering interior voices, each with its own very distinct tastes and agendas. Ranging from former teen pop star to hapless titled wife, Angelica runs riot over London and its environs, chauffeured by the roguishly handsome Ram - who manages to sleep with all of her selves, sometimes simultaneously. A sharp and funny portrait of divorce, Splitting captures brilliantly the chaotic rhythms of a woman in crisis as it chronicles Angelica's disintegration into a handful of "perforated" personalities. No one writes with shrewder insight about women and that ambiguous and overriding presence in their lives, men, than Fay Weldon. This is a journey rich with her wit, wisdom, and very original narrative power
The Shrapnel Academy by Fay Weldon( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An odd assortment of people gather for a military lecture at the illustrious Shrapnel Academy and when a snowstorm makes leaving impossible, the ensuing events provide a humorous parable on the folly of human relations
The new countess by Fay Weldon( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England, 1903. Lord Robert and Lady Isobel Dilberne and the entire grand estate, with its hundred rooms, are busy planning for a visit from Edward VII and Queen Alexandra just a few months a way. Preparations are elaborate and exhaustive: the menus and fashions must be just so, and so must James, the new heir and son of Arthur Dilberne and Chicago heiress, Minnie O'Brien. But there are problems. Little James is being reared to Lady Isobel's tastes, not Minnie's. And Mrs. O'Brien is visiting from America and causing trouble. Meanwhile, the Dilbernes' niece, Adela, is back and stirring up hysteria in the servants' hall by claiming the house is cursed. The royal visit is imperiled, but so are the Dilberne finances once more. His Lordship is under tremendous stress, and the pecking order will soon be upset as everything at Dilberne Court changes. The New Countess is the final novel in Fay Weldon's exciting trilogy that began with Habits of the House and Long Live the King. The bestselling novelist and award-winning writer of the pilot episode of the original Upstairs Downstairs lifts the curtain on British society, upstairs and downstairs, under one roof"--
Mantrapped by Fay Weldon( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After brushing by each other on the stairs above their local laundromat, Peter and Trisha find their lives turned upside down when their souls are switched into each other's bodies and they attempt to deal with complex predicaments
Praxis : a novel by Fay Weldon( Book )

106 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title character, Praxis Duveen, is a master of the art of survival. She weathered two unsuccessful marriages, pursued a brief but lucrative career as a prostitute, dabbled in incest, and performed a mercy killing. Praxis also enjoyed an inadvertent reign as both an apostle and victim of the women's movement. This is a novel about one woman's progress toward a reconciliation of her life with her own agency and freedom
Chalcot Crescent by Fay Weldon( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 2013, capitalism has collapsed in Europe, and England has turned to protectionist policies, communal farms, and an intrusive National Unity Government that feeds its citizens National Meat Loaf and monitors people by street-corner CiviCams. In this bleak near-future, Frances Prideaux, once a successful writer of feminist novels and a proud product of the era of sexual liberation, is rehashing the sins of her past. As bailiffs try to repossess her house, Frances tells the story of her life--how she married her sister's boyfriend; rejected her stepson Henry, the revolution's creepily austere leader; and squandered her fortune and influence--and tries to keep tabs on her grandson, Amos, who is busy plotting against the government with his cohorts from Redpeace
The Bulgari connection : a novel by Fay Weldon( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millionaire Barley Salt has recently married Doris Dubois, the famous host of TV's Artsworld Extra, but he hasn't quite reckoned with the fury of his ex-wife, Grace McNab Salt."--Jacket
Big girls don't cry by Fay Weldon( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women start a feminist publishing company to get even with men, only to discover that sisterhood is just as prone to greed and betrayal as manhood. The setting is 1970s England
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Worst fears : a novel
Letters to Alice on first reading Jane AustenThe hearts and lives of menRhode Island bluesThe heart of the countryThe cloning of Joanna MayWorst fears : a novelShe may not leaveDarcy's utopia
Alternative Names
Birkinshaw Fay

Birkinshaw Fay 1931-....

Birkinshaw, Fay 1933-

Birkinshaw, Franklin.

Birkinshaw, Franklin 1931-

Davies, Fay 1931-

Fay Weldon britische Autorin und Feministin

Fay Weldon Brits auteur

Fay Weldon scrittrice, drammaturga e saggista britannica

Fay Weldonová

Fay Weldonová anglická spisovatelka

Uėldon, Fėĭ

Ueldon, Fei 1931-

Uėldon, Fėj 1931-

Veldona, Feja

Veldone, Feja

Welden, Fay 1931-

Weldon, Faye.

Биркиншоу, Фрэнклин

Уэлдон, Фей

Уэлдон, Фэй английская писательница, сценарист и драматург

Фей Уелдън

וולדון, פי

ולדון, פי

פיי ולדון

פיי ולדון סופרת בריטית

فاى ويلدون

فاي ويلدون

فی ولدون

웰던, 페이 1931-

웰든, 페이 1931-

ウェルダン, フェイ

ウェルドン, フェイ