Whilst I Was Out by Sara Stewart

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As a much-abused working mother of three, Alice begins to suspect what is wrong with her marriage. Her husband. Already a few fries short of a Happy Meal and more interested in cycling than Alice, he goes even more bonkers when she wants out. Alice deals with it the only way she knows how - by reaching for the bottle. Falling head over heels for someone new, and that someone's a woman, Alice dreams of a happy home for her children only to realise she's swapped a narcissist for a sociopath. But can Alice trust her own judgment now her drinking has become a real problem? Weaving comedy into romance, Sara Stewart lets us laugh and learn with her heroine: how to get out before it turns into a tragedy.
 

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Published October 27, 2016 by Pegasus. 240 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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However she tended to hide her short stories under a bushel – her first collection, Eleven, did not appear until 1970 – and she destroyed many ‘rotten, old stories’ that did not meet her exacting standards.

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On the internationally recognised standard of hugeness, it is unchallengeable (because fortunately unfalsifiable) that if you collected all who had written about him and told them to bunch up close, they would fill the Isle of Wight, and their books and articles laid flat would occupy an area the...

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In his 1943 essay ‘Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War’, George Orwell wrote: ‘I think we will come to see that Stalin’s policy in Spain, which we now regard as so devilishly clever, was merely stupid and opportunistic.’ Orwell’s interest in Stalin and Spain, of course, was more than merely aca...

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Anslinger became fixated on the drug, renaming it ‘the Killer Weed’ and building it up with statements like, ‘If the hideous monster Frankenstein came face to face with the monster marihuana, he would drop dead of fright.’ He introduced the first federal legislation against marijuana, encouraged,...

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