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A Vicious Circle exposes the corruption of London's journalistic circuit, the horrors of our hospitals and slums, and the transformations caused by motherhood. Gripping, tender and... Read more
A Vicious Circle exposes the corruption of London's journalistic circuit, the horrors of our hospitals and slums, and the transformations caused by motherhood. Gripping, tender and fiercely funny, it has been instantly recognised as a modern classic about the way we live now.
A Vicious Circle Paperback edition by Amanda Craig
Amanda Craig is the author of six novels including Foreign Bodies; A Private Place; In a Dark Wood; Love in Idleness; and Hearts and Minds. She is the children's book critic for The Times. She lives in London. For more information visit www.amandacraig.com.
'Part Trollope and part Jilly Cooper, and as satisfying a novel as I have read in years. It is a wickedly observant comedy of manners, very alert to the way we live now, but somehow never cruel or judgmental' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
* Set during the Edwardian era, this is a poignant and beautifully told story of family love and family feuds, and of musical and artistic aspirations.
* Introduction by Rebecca West's biographer, Victoria Glendinning.
'A Vicious Circle' exposes the corruption of London's journalistic circuit, the horrors of our hospitals and slums, and the transformations caused by motherhood. Gripping, tender and fiercely funny, it has been instantly recognised as a modern classic about the way we live now.
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