The Millstone

by Margaret Drabble | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by LeishaCamden of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 12/5/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child relationship, Margaret Drabble'sThe Millstone won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1965.

It is the Swinging Sixties, and Rosamund Stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is well on its way. She conceals her ignorance beneath a show of independence, and becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand. Although single parenthood is still not socially acceptable, she chooses to have the baby rather than to seek an illegal abortion, and finds her life transformed by motherhood.

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.

'Rosamund is marvellous, a true Drabble heroine . . . what spirit is here' Sunday Times

'One of our foremost women writers' Guardian

'The novelist who will have done for late twentieth-century London what Dickens did for Victorian London' The New York Times

Margaret Drabble was born in 1939 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of barrister and novelist John F. Drabble, and sister of novelist A.S. Byatt. She is the author of eighteen novels and eight works of non-fiction, including biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. Her many novels include The Radiant Way (1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989), The Gates of Ivory (1991), The Peppered Moth (2000), The Seven Sisters (2002) and The Red Queen (2004) all of which are published by Penguin. In 1980, Margaret Drabble was made a CBE and in 2008 she was made DBE. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd, and lives in London and Somerset.

I've had this book for so many years ... ! I bought it for a college course in English in ... I think 1995. I read it back then, for class. I don't remember much of it, but as far as I recall I didn't really like it. I thought it was good, but it didn't appeal to me. But it is a modern classic and I hope it will find a new reader who will appreciate it. :-)

Journal Entry 2 by LeishaCamden at Comfort Hotell Express in Tromsø, Troms fylke Norway on Sunday, December 09, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (12/9/2018 UTC) at Comfort Hotell Express in Tromsø, Troms fylke Norway


In the lobby!

Journal Entry 3 by retallicka at Tromsø, Troms fylke Norway on Friday, January 04, 2019
Just sitting down to read it now! I am originally from the UK and live in Trondheim. I am in Tromsø on holiday staying at Comfort hotel. I tried logging into my 15 year old bookcrossing account but couldn't remember the email or password. Thanks for the read!

Journal Entry 4 by retallicka at Tromsø, Troms fylke Norway on Monday, January 07, 2019
Really liked this book. I found it to be very relatable. I loved the main character's thoughts and feelings. The author's descriptions make this book seem somewhat autobiohraphical otherwise I don't know how she could delve so deep into the character's self analysis. I liked all the characters too. It is a good look at motherhood and of that particular time (London in the early-mid 60s) thanks for this read. I will probably set it loose in the Comfort hotel in Trondheim

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