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Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

by Sue Townsend  
Language: English
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Book Summary of Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year


Key Features

  • A dark portrait of the fragility and fervour of male friendship that's full of gothic drama, romance and intrigue
  • From the publisher of The Help, this atmospheric and fantastically enjoyable novel marks the beginning of a wonderfully promising career from the young, talented and promotable Katy Darby
  • 'The absolute monarch of comic fiction' (Daily Mail) returns with a brilliant examination of modern family life
  • 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Sue's most memorable character, Adrian Mole The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ has sold over 20 million copies worldwide

About the Book: The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year

The day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there.

She's had enough - of her kids' carelessness, her husband's thoughtlessness and of the world's general indifference.

Brian can't believe his wife is doing this. Who is going to make dinner? Taking it badly, he rings Eva's mother - but she's busy having her hair done. So he rings his mother - she isn't surprised. Eva, she says, is probably drunk. Let her sleep it off.

But Eva won't budge.

She makes new friends - Mark the window cleaner and Alexander, a very sexy handyman. She discovers Brian's been having an affair. And Eva realizes to her horror that everyone has been taking her for granted - including herself. Though Eva's refusal to behave like a dutiful wife and mother soon upsets everyone from medical authorities to her neighbours she insists on staying in bed. And from this odd but comforting place she begins to see both the world and herself very, very differently. . .

The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone refuses to be the person everyone expects them to be. Sue Townsend, Britain's funniest writer for over three decades, has written a brilliant novel that hilariously deconstructs modern family life.

About the Author: Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55 ), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I and Queen Camilla, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.


'Proof, once more, that Townsend is one of the funniest writers around'-The Times

'Townsend's wit is razor-sharp' -Daily Mirror


Details Of Book : Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

Book: Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
ISBN: 0718157168
ISBN-13: 9780718157166
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2012-03-01
Publisher: Penguin UK
Number of Pages: 448
Language: English
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