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The Middle Ground

By Margaret Drabble

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

A brilliant and witty novel about a group of friends in their middle years, caught between children and parents, and the pleasures and dangers of London life.

Kate Armstrong, successful journalist and spokesperson for many women, is worn out. A mother, daughter, friend and betrayed lover - she has embraced life to the full - but now in her forties, divorced, with her children preparing to leave, she finds herself at a crossroads. Along with her inner circle: her ex-lover and doctor of sorts, Ted Stennett, his wife, social worker, Evelyn, and wounded adventurerHugo Mainwaring, she begins to consider what the future might hold.

Brilliantly perceptive and witty, The Middle Ground chronicles the joys - and crises - of family and professional life, and ultimately asks what it means to be a strong and independent woman and how to face the coming years.

'Fascinating . . . provocative and absorbing' New York Times
'Marvellous' New York Times Book Review

Biographical Notes

Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of nineteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, The Sea Lady, The Pure Gold Baby and The Dark Flood Rises. She has also written biographies and screenplays, and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list. She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd.

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  • ISBN: 9781409186717
  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2018
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: W&N
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