The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
 

About Jane Gardam

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Jane Gardam is the only author to have twice been awarded Britain’s prestigious Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award for Best Novel. She was also a Booker prize finalist. Her novel The Man in the Wooden Hat was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize and Old Filth was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in the south of England near the sea.
 
Published September 1, 2007 by Europa. 244 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Her notes explore the secrets of the suburb's other residents while resolutely ignoring the fact that Eliza's husband has eloped with Joan's, that Joan's unmarried, college-aged daughter has gotten pregnant, and that Eliza herself, in her terrible loneliness, has begun to neglect her garden, her ...

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Winner of Britain's Whitbread Award, Gardam's darkly comic novel is in the form of a series of letters written by a mentally disintegrating woman.

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This splendidly engaging, quirky epistolary novel is told from the point of view of Eliza Peabody, a middle-aged woman living in present-day South London.

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Gradually her reminiscences reveal the causes of her emotional state and throw light on the devices by which she has invested the world of Rathbone Road with the emblems of her sorrow.

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