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Our Spoons Came From Woolworths Marry In Haste, Repent At Leisure Sophia Is Twenty One Years Old, Carries A Newt Great Warty Around In Her Pocket And Marries In Haste A Young Artist Called Charles Swept Into Bohemian London Of The Thirties, Sophia Is Ill Equipped To Cope Poverty, Babies However Much Loved And Her Husband Conspire To Torment Her Hoping To Add Some Spice To Her Life, Sophia Takes Up With The Dismal, Ageing Art Critic, Peregrine, And Learns To Repent Her Marriage And Her Affair At Leisure But In This Case Virtue Is Than Its Own Reward, For Repentance Brings An Abrupt End To A Life Of Unpaid Bills, Unsold Pictures And Unwashed Crockery

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  • Paperback
  • 214 pages
  • Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
  • Barbara Comyns
  • English
  • 01 October 2018
  • 9781844089 Edition Language English setting

10 thoughts on “Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

  1. says:

    Read entirely aloud over Skype with Maya while we re on different continents Probably the slightest of Comyns novels I ve come across yet but it s just her second Even so, she has such a perfect yet completely unaffected and conversational turn of phrase that she s always a pleasure Plus Social realism the precise details of class and place and social atmosphere in depression era England are spot on and create a vivid portrait She crams the pages with perfect particulars Right down to Read entirely aloud over Skype...

  2. says:

    I love these Virago Modern Classic books Anytime I see these distinctive green or black spines with beautiful artwork on their covers at book sales, I pick them up without looking at the titles, because I already know how good they ll be By women authors sometimes long out of print, they are rescued by Virago and brought back into circulation for a new generation Novels by women...

  3. says:

    One of my pet hates and my followers will know this is a writer who writes outside their characters sensibilities For instance, we think we know a character but then the author uses observations, allusions and metaphors beyond that character s thought processes Thankfully this isn t the case with the very quirky and unconventional Our Spoons Came From Woolworths.Sophia is a young commercial artist who marries, in haste, an artist called Charles The novel begins quite simply I told Helen m One of my pet hates and my followers will know this is a writer who writes outside their characters sensibilities For instance, we think we know a character but then the author uses observations, allusions and metaphors beyond that character s thought processes Thankfully this isn t the case with the very quirky and unconventional Our Spoons Came From Woolworths.Sophia is a young commercial artist who marries, in haste, an artist called Charles The novel begins quite simply I told Helen m...

  4. says:

    I was quickly drawn into this strange novel It is narrated by Sophia in her youthful, passive voice She meets a man called Charles on a train, they are both carrying artists portfolios, and they soon decide to marry We are given an insight into the life of 1930 s bohemian London and their personal decline into...

  5. says:

    Things one dreads usually are it s only the things we look forward to that go all wrong There seemed no point in being good or bad everything was so dreadful in any case At times, sad and pessimistic, and at others, quirky, comical and entertaining, Comyn s Spoons was my introduction to her work I m not entirely sure if I appreciated this as much as many have on he...

  6. says:

    On the copyright page of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths is the italicized comment The only things that are true in this story are the wedding and Chapters 10, 11 and 12 and the poverty Despite the disclaimer I suspect many dimensions of this novel are autobiographical There are some parallels in Sophia Fairclough s story of a bohemian and artistic life between the wars and that of her creator, Barbara Comyns I believe the poverty, especially, is real I think of this as a novel about pover On the copyright page of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths is the italicized comment The only things that are true in this story are the wedding and Chapters 10, 11 and 12 and the poverty Despite the disclaimer I suspect many dimensions...

  7. says:

    One of the best reads I ve had in a very long time Added it to my favorites bookshelf.Hard to put this book down Just wanted to stay in the world that Barbara Comyns took me to, and the woman whose story it was Sophia.Wonderful comical moments that made it hard for me to keep my composure when reading this book down at Starbucks.This should be required reading for any women s studies class about feminist ideas, and what was expected in former times by a lot of men about the women in their One of the best reads I ve had in a very long time Added it to my favorites bookshelf.Hard to put this book down Just wanted to stay in the world that Barbara Comyns took me to, and the woman whose story it was Sophia.Wonderful comical moments that made it hard for me to keep my composure when reading this book down at Starbucks.This should be required reading for any women s studies class about feminist ideas, and what was expected in former times by a lot of men about the women in their lives, and their children.The ordeals of giving birth in a public hospital, the day to day suffering of families in poverty these topics all come out, but most of all the story of Sophia is what kept me coming back for .I LOVED THIS BOOK One little pet peeve I had throughout this book I was taught by my English teacher mother and my newspaper editor father that one is to say my and not, me , su...

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book, and have enjoyed everything by Comyns thus far I m just sorry that I ve come to the end of the three pack of her books that I bought and I currently don t have anything else by her in the house to read.Having read little bits about her, it sounds as though this tale is in part inspired by her own life She sounds like she was a ...

  9. says:

    This book is narrated by Sophia Fairclough, the main character of the book and deals with her rather difficult life during the 1930 s in London The language is very simple and straightforward, which is so fitting for Sophia it s as if we are reading her diary or sitting and listening to her story over an afternoon cup of tea.Sophia meets Charles and they instantly fall in love and decide that they want to get married Even though they are only twenty one years old and his family does not appro This book is narrated by Sophia Fairclough, the main character of the book and deals with her rather difficult life during the 1930 s in London The language is very simple and straightforward, which is so fitting for Sophia it s as if we are reading her diary or sitting and listening to her story over an afternoon cup of tea.Sophia meets Charles and they instantly fall in love and decide that they want to get married Even though they are only twenty one years old and his family does not approve of her at all, they decide to get married They ...

  10. says:

    Poignant, funny More people should read and love this.Sophia plunges into marriage with the man of her dreams, but poverty emotional and actual takes its toll There is a happy ending and a second chance at love, but the emotional heft comes in the painful disintegration of Sophia s first marriage What s special about this book written in 1950 is that Comyns relates all the truly awful things that happen to the naive heroine with a Brief Encounter style of dry detachment that can, on the o Poignant, funny More people should read and love this.Sophia plunges into marriage with the man of her dreams, but poverty emotional and actual takes its toll There is a happy ending and a second chance at love, but the emotional heft comes in the painful disintegration of Sophia s first marriage What s special about this book written in 1950 is that Comyns relates all the truly awful things that happen to the naive heroine with a Brief Encounter style of d...

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