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The Radiant Way

Margaret Drabble

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'A sublime example of Drabble's mastery in unravelling the intricacies of intimate relationships' The Times

1979. Three old Cambridge friends are brought together at a party to celebrate New Year's Eve, and the end of a decade. A portentous moment. A moment to reflect on what had seemed to be - and a moment to prophesy.

Esther, Liz and Alix first met in Cambridge in the early fifties, a time when their futures held glittering promise. But with the dawn of the Thatcher era, everything changed. Now middle-aged, how will these confident women cope with the personal and professional challenges they will come to face?

THE RADIANT WAY is a biting exploration of the changing values of modern Britain and a sensitive portrayal of human relationships, seen through the kaleidoscopic gaze of these three women.

'An important book - entertaining, sad, witty, lively' Evening Standard
'THE RADIANT WAY is truly radical' Marilynne Robinson, New York Times

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Praise for The Radiant Way

  • An important book - entertaining, sad, witty, lively - Evening Standard

  • The Radiant Way is truly radical

  • - New York Times

  • A sublime example of Drabble's mastery in unravelling the intricacies of intimate relationships - The Times

  • Human, intelligent, engrossing - Independent

  • One of the most versatile and accomplished authors of her generation - The New Yorker

  • The novels brim with sharply observed life and the author's seemingly infinite sympathy for 'ordinary women' - Joyce Carol Oates

  • One of the most thought-provoking and intellectually challenging writers around - Financial Times

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