Queen of the Tambourine

Queen of the Tambourine

Book - 1991
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Set in South London, told entirely in the form of letters, this is an exploration of the imagination - the real world and fantasy - of a woman under terrible stress. The book was awarded the 1991 Whitbread Novel of the Year award.
Publisher: London : Sinclair-Stevenson, c1991.
ISBN: 9781856190350
1856190358
Characteristics: 226 p. ;,22 cm.

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Jul 31, 2016

Too long for me but maybe she needed the length to finish what she had to convey.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

Consisting of a series of letters to an estranged acquaintance, our heroine reveals over time a complex personality that is the result of a mysterious past. The story unfolds in poetic descriptions of a lifetime of small and large moments that are given equal attention in how they inform an understanding of one's world. Beautifully written prose that has inspired me to write my own letters...

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