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Our spoons came from Woolworths.

Comyns, Barbara

Our spoons came from Woolworths.

by Comyns, Barbara

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Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in London .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6053.O452 O9 1950
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p.
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6079315M
LC Control Number50032363

  Happily, however, I began my immersion in Barbara Comyns with the recently published New York Review Books edition of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, which includes an introduction by Emily Gould Author: Katherine A. Powers. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths is Sophia's story. It is set in the thirties, but told, some years later, to a good friend who didn't know Sophia then. It was a simple, and very well executed, framing device.4/5(12).

  Until I received Our Spoons Came from Woolworths for this review, I had never heard of, let alone read, Barbara writing was so unexpectedly intriguing that I immediately read her next two novels. These works were originally published in the s, reissued in the s, and are now living a third life, with The Dorothy Project publishing her third novel, Who Was Changed and Who Author: Lauren Goldenberg. OUR SPOONS CAME FROM WOOLWORTHS. by Barbara Comyns. BUY NOW FROM Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

  The Voynich Code - The Worlds Most Mysterious Manuscript - The Secrets of Nature - Duration: The Secrets of Nature Recommended for you.   Barbara Comyns ( – ) was brought up in Warwickshire on the banks of the River Avon. She wrote many novels and is perhaps best known for Our Spoons Came from Woolworths and The Vet’s early adult life was characterised by poverty, and she tried to earn her living by dealing in poodles, upmarket cars, antiques and by renovating pianos.


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Published inOur Spoons Came From Woolworths is told in the first person by Sophia Fairclough, who meets and marries Charles in the beginning of the book. Her winsome, stream of consciousness narrative is misleading - the early part of the book beguiles the reader into thinking that this is a piece of cheery, lively fiction about a young /5().

This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (). The Vet’s Daughter was published in Among Comyns’s other books are the novels The Skin Chairs () and The Juniper Tree (; forthcoming from NYRB Classics), and Out of the Red into the Blue (), a work Cited by: 1.

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O ur Spoons Came From Woolworths is the story of a journey from a world of naivety, immaturity, ignorance, and simplicity into a world of financial despair, failed marriage and loss.

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Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths - Kindle edition by Comyns, Barbara, Gould, Emily.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Our Spoons Came from Woolworths/5(68). just beneath the mundane. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths is a domestic tale.

with a twist. Like many of her protagonists, Sophia is resilient and unsentimental, telling her story with a cool detachment that makes the circumstances all the more. unsettling.

If you like Shirley Jackson, you must give Barbara Comyns a try!-Heidi — From Heidi's. This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead ().

The Vet’s Daughter was published in Among Comyns’s other books are the novels The Skin Chairs () and The Juniper Tree (; forthcoming from NYRB Classics), and Out of the Red into the Blue (), a work /5(8). So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths.

But Barbara Comyns's beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one and na ve when she marries fellow artist by: 1.

"Our Spoons Came from Woolworths," newly reissued as a gorgeous NYRB paperback, may strike Barbara Comyns enthusiasts as rather tame. Those who have been enjoying the American renaissance of this. This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead ().

The Vet's Daughter was published in Among Comyns's other books are the novels The Skin Chairs () and The Juniper Tree (; forthcoming from NYRB Classics), and Out of the Red into the Blue (), a work of /5(K).

This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (), about her first marriage, and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (). Emily Gould is the author of the essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever and the novel Friendship.

She is the co-owner of Emily Books and lives in Brooklyn. She was twice married, and she and her second husband lived in Spain for eighteen years, returning to the UK in the early s.

She is the author of eleven books, including Sisters by a River (), Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (), The Vet's Daughter (), The Skin Chairs () and A Touch of Mistletoe ()/5(K). This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead ().

The Vet’s Daughter was published in Among Comyns’s other books are the novels The Skin Chairs () and The Juniper Tree (; forthcoming from NYRB Classics), and Out of the Red into the Blue (), a work. I. first discovered the brilliant but now all but forgotten novelist Barbara Comyns about 10 years ago when I came across an old Virago paperback.

Editions for Our Spoons Came from Woolworths: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback p. Buy Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Comyns, Barbara (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(80). All about Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers a Brit, is a new one for me, as is the case with many of us as our new feminist awareness is putting many literary women back in the forefront of a domain that previously ignored them.

Our primary character /5(26). Our Spoons Came From Woolworths, by Barbara Comyns. I could go on and on about New York Review Books Classics, who continuously publish amazing books, and I’'ve read so many this year that I could easily add to this list. This essay appears as the introduction to the new edition of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, out Novem from New York Review ted with permission.

Emily Gould is the author of the essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever and the novel is the co-owner of Emily Books and lives in Brooklyn. ‘Our Spoons Came from Woolworths’ is the story of twenty-one year old Sophia, during the time when she was married to Charles Fairclough.

The story is in its entirety, a first person narrative and tells of the harrowing poverty, the ups and downs of the young couple, in a time during which Charles refuses to take any financial responsibility for his household, using his need to practice.

Published inOur Spoons Came From Woolworths is told in the first person by Sophia Fairclough, who meets and marries Charles in the beginning of the book. Her winsome, stream of consciousness narrative is misleading – the early part of the book beguiles the reader into thinking that this is a piece of cheery, lively fiction about a.