The Witch of Exmoor

The Witch of Exmoor

Book - 1996
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In a "profoundly moving, intellectually acute" novel (Philadelphia Inquirer) that is "as meticulous as Jane Austen, as deadly as Evelyn Waugh" (Los Angeles Times), Margaret Drabble conjures up a retired writer besieged by her three grasping children in this dazzling, wickedly gothic tale.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1996
ISBN: 9780156006040
9780771028755
077102875X
0156006049
Branch Call Number: F DRA NVD

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

The middle-aged siblings of a British upper middle-class family are thwarted in their attempts to control their dowager mother. Drabble’s detached observations of her characters and their class are clever and funny.

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marquessa
Nov 01, 2013

Witch or bitch? Eccentric, independent mom or an impending nightmare? Does she need help? Does her family need it? An interesting read about how this family deals with each other. Trapped by the cards dealt their mother in the past, what does their life hold in the future? How infinite is the future? The ending paled to the sometimes too expanding theory(ies) of text. I also thought the title could have been better. Still interesting to read.

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lexikeeler
Aug 16, 2012

Very British, very funny. A good read.

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