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1 Weldon, Fay Letters To Alice On First Reading Jane Austen
London Michael Joseph/Rainbird 1984 0718124383 / 9780718124380 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Alice, aged 18 years old, with green spiky hair, is compelled by her betters to study the works of Jane Austen, but as a child of the modern age cannot find anything to relate to in Austen's writing nor understand why her writing is much admired. In a sequence of letters her 'aunt', the distinguished novelist Fay Weldon, tries to persuade her that she would be silly not to make the effort to understand and appreciate what Jane Austen was trying to do, especially since she herself is trying to write a novel. Alice is a figment of Fay Weldon's imagination but in these 'letters' she takes the opportunity of paying tribute to a great writer while exploring the craft of fiction from her own standpoint. In a unique and revealing examination of the act of writing creatively Fay Weldon echoes a series of letters that Jane Austen actually did send to her niece who was trying to become a novelist. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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2 Weldon, Fay Rhode Island Blues
London Flamingo 2000 0002258498 / 9780002258494 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page with no dedication. A Fine unmarked copy with a Very Good + price clipped dustjacket. Here we have Weldon tackling love, sex, ageing and death with the central character a 34 year old film editor in Soho and her 83 year old grandmother in Connecticut as, she believes, her only living relative. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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