The Queen of the Tambourine

The Queen of the Tambourine

Book - 1995
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With prose that is vibrant, witty, and off-the-wall, this recent winner of Britain's Whitbread Award for Best Novel of the Year traces the emotional breakdown--and then restoration--of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous home in present-day South London. A startling portrait of a woman who is dying alive.--Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph (London).
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
ISBN: 9780312131517
Branch Call Number: GARD
Characteristics: 227p. 22cm.


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Jul 31, 2016

Too long for me but maybe she needed the length to finish what she had to convey.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

Consisting of a series of letters to an estranged acquaintance, our heroine reveals over time a complex personality that is the result of a mysterious past. The story unfolds in poetic descriptions of a lifetime of small and large moments that are given equal attention in how they inform an understanding of one's world. Beautifully written prose that has inspired me to write my own letters...


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