Before the War

  • by Fay Weldon
  • Narrated by Julian Clary
  • 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Consider Vivien in November 1922: she is 24 and a spinster. She wears fashionable clothes, but she is plain and - almost worse in those times - intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as 'the giantess'.
Fortunately Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man's child and will die in childbirth in just a few months....


What the Critics Say

"A romp of a read full of Weldon wit and wisdom, as well as sumptuous period detail." ( Daily Mail)
"The quirky, singular writing style...triumphs...with its unique characters and playfully ironic voice." ( The Irish Sun)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2016
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio