"Origin of the Species"; "Two Marias"; "Her Aching Heart"; "Nothing Compares to You" v.1
By (author) Bryony Lavery
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Lavery Plays by Bryony Lavery
Book DescriptionFor the first time, Bryony Lavery's plays back in print in one volume Includes the plays Her Aching Heart, Nothing Compares to You, The Two Marias and Origin of the Species. Her Aching Heart is "a deliciously irreverent parody of the historical romance, better known as the bonk-buster...Georgette Heyer never wrote anything quite like it, however and Barbara Cartland would be more than confused by this lesbian romance...hilarious" (Guardian); Nothing Compares to You is an evocation of a woman experiencing the loss of a loved one in the aftermath of a car accident "The characters may be touched by death but laughter is never far away...A haunting show of hidden depth" (Birmingham Post); "In Bryony Lavery's quirky Origin of the Species, an ardent archaeologist digging for prehistoric man finds instead a four-million-year old woman...a telling allegory of the loss of innocence...Lavery's wit and imagination are unquestionably present." (Obersver)Introduced by the author, Bryony Lavery's last play Goliath (adapted from Bea Campbell's book) was a hit at the Bush Theatre in 1997. Bryony Lavery is one of Britain's foremost female playwrights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413723406
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bryony Lavery
Treasure Island, Paperback (December 2014)
It's a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins.
Believers, Paperback (March 2014)
Two families are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Bruised, tired and seduced by the flow of alcohol, they wrestle with their differences until, suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable.
Beautiful Burnout, Paperback (October 2012)
Tells about the soul-sapping three-minutes when men become gods and gods, mere men. This book is also about the second when the guard drops, that moment when the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow.
Wicked Lady, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Bryony Lavery
An action-adventure tale adapted from the novel The Life and Death of the Wicked Skelton.
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