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- DescriptionJanet Smith, a self-confessed sensitive lady writer, compares Illyria, a luxurious retreat for artists, to heaven when she first arrives. But before long she starts to see its guests as children, madmen and demons, as she makes disturbing discoveries about everyone there - including herself.
- Author BiographyAlison Lurie divides her time between London, Key West, and Ithaca, New York, where she is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of Academic Literarue at Cornell University. Her books have an enthusiastic following in Britain, from Love and Friendship through Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize 1985), The Truth About Lorin Jones (Prix Femina Etranger 1989) and, most recently, her collection of short stories, Women and Ghosts (1994). She is also the author of The Language of Clothes and a collection of essays on children's literature, Don't Tell the Grownups.
- Author(s)Alison Lurie
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication12/06/1995
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight144 g
- Width129 mm
- Height197 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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