The Pumpkin Eater

Description

'Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater Had a wife and couldn't keep her...' In this extraordinary, semi-autobiographical novel, Penelope Mortimer depicts a married woman's breakdown in 1960s London. With three husbands in her past, one in her present and a numberless army of children, Mrs Armitage is astonished to find herself collapsing one day in Harrods. Strange, unsettling and shot through with black comedy, this is a moving account of one woman's realisation that marriage and family life may not, after all, offer all the answers to the problems of living.

Details

Author(s)
Penelope Mortimer
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 9mm | 123g
Publication date
15 Dec 2015
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0241240107
ISBN13
9780241240106
Bestsellers rank
87,395

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