The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

  • by Fay Weldon
  • Narrated by Patricia Hodge
  • 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Ruth Pratchett discovers her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy she becomes truly diabolic, embarking on a course of destruction which brings those around her their just deserts and herself an amazing reward. This is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real: wild, funny, true.

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What the Critics Say

"The fantasy of the wronged woman made real: wild funny and true. "The fun grows steadily blacker and wilder." (The Guardian)

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A dark wonderful and witty tale of transformation

A downtrodden and meek giantess finds her view of herself and of the world turned on its head by a chance insult from her husband. She discovers that far from being a mere victim of the inequalities of the world and her husband's infidelities she is in fact a She-devil.

And She-Devils are capable of great deeds and can transform not only themselves but the world around them.



With glorious machinations and delightful wickedness the story is a joyful tale of revenge and one I have never grown sick of.



Despite taking the role of Ruth's nemesis in the TV adaptation Patricia Hodge makes a wonderful She-Devil and her reading of the book is perfect. The only negative is that it is not unabridged. However it is still a wonderful listen.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited