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Description - Good Women by Jane Stevenson

Jane Stevenson arrived on the British literary scene with a book called Several Deceptions. A collection of four novellas, it was unashamedly erudite, marvellously witty and just a little bit cruel. It revived a neglected form quite brilliantly. Now Jane Stevenson returns with a new collection of novellas, each one featuring a formidable woman. In 'Light My Fire' a snobbish man is undone by a new young wife and an ancient Aga; in 'Walking with Angels' a housewife's mundane life is illuminated by the arrival of Ariel, an angel; and in 'Garden Guerillas' a widow takes an elaborate horticultural revenge on her daughter-in-law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099472155
ISBN-10: 0099472155
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 131mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Stevenson

Jane Stevenson is the author of a collection of novellas, Several Deceptions, and four novels, London Bridges, Astraea, The Pretender and The Empress of the Last Days. She is reader in English at the University of Aberdeen.