Westwood

Stella Gibbons

£9.99

Set in wartime Highgate, ‘Westwood’ tells the story of Margaret Steggles, a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is ‘not the type that attracts men’. What she lacks for in looks she makes up for with a romantic nature and cultural aspirations.

In stock

SKU: 9780099528722 Category: Tag:

Description

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSS

‘Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century’ The Times

Set in wartime London, Westwood tells the story of Margaret Steggles, a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is not the type that attracts men. Her schoolfriend Hilda has a sunny temperament and keeps her service boys ‘ever so cheery’. When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives. Margaret slavishly adores Challis and his artistic circle; Challis idolises Hilda for her hair and her eyes and Hilda finds Gerard’s romantic overtures a bit of a bind. This is a delightfully comic and wistful tale of love and longing.

Additional information

Weight 0.319 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Cover

Paperback