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Mamma
Mamma | Diana Tutton
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The doomed mutual attraction of a middle-aged widow and her new son-in-law, who is much closer to her own age than her daughter's, forms the central drama in this social comedy with tragic overtones. Joanna Malling lost her husband in the first year of their marriage. At the age of 21, she was left with a baby daughter to raise alone. Now twenty years later, Libby is herself a grown woman living in London, and Joanna buys a new home to begin the next stage of her life. But her solitary existence is about to be shattered when Libby announces she is engaged. And with a change of job for her new husband Steven, the newly married couple move in with Joanna. What starts as an uneasy relationship between Joanna and Steven develops into something much more intimate and reminds Joanna of all she has missed out on. With Libby growing suspicious, Joanna must make a heart-rending decision. British Library Women Writers 1950's. Part of a curated collection of forgotten works by early to mid-century women writers, the British Library Women Writers series highlights the best middlebrow fiction from the 1910s to the 1960s, offering escapism, popular appeal, and plenty of period detail to amuse, surprise, and inform.
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Book mail!

The two latest editions from the #BritishLibraryWomenWriters series: A long out of print novel from E.M. Delafield (author of the glorious The Diary of a Provincial Lady series) and the tagged book by the author of Guard Your Daughters (another favourite of mine, published by #PersephoneBooks). Mamma is a social comedy about a middle-aged woman who falls in love with her new son-in-law.

KarenUK They are gorgeous! 😍😍😍 8mo
MsMelissa I love these editions 🥰 8mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 8mo
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Kalalalatja So pretty! 😍 8mo
Cathythoughts Oh they are lovely! I‘m excited too because I ordered that O Brave Music book that you recommended to @Batsy and it‘s like these ones in your post 8mo
batsy Beautiful! These editions are a mood-lifter 😍 8mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Yay! I love that we're all succumbing to these 😁 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy We are pushovers 😂 8mo
AnneCecilie Love these covers 😍 8mo
Reviewsbylola Kind of shocked Persephone hasn‘t already published these, especially the latter! 8mo
ValerieAndBooks These remind me of the covers of my Barbara Pym editions! 8mo
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