The Pumpkin Eater

The Pumpkin Eater

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2015
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'Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her...'

In this extraordinary, semi-autobiographical novel, Penelope Mortimer depicts a married woman's breakdown in 1960s London. With three husbands in her past, one in her present and a numberless army of children, Mrs Armitage is astonished to find herself collapsing one day in Harrods. Strange, unsettling and shot through with black comedy, this is a moving account of one woman's realisation that marriage and family life may not, after all, offer all the answers to the problems of living.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241240106
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 123g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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The Pumpkin Eater
It started off in a way that I was so confused about what I was reading. I am still confused! Nevertheless, I found myself finding it hard to put it down. ... READ MORE
The Pumpkin Eater
Brilliant and moving feminist narrative. Beautifully and perceptively crafted.
Thomasin Quigley