The Pure Gold Baby will raise your spirits and break your heart. Anna is the smiling child with special, unknowable qualities, who also presents profound challenges. And Jess is her charismatic single mother. Over the course of decades, we observe how much Jess loves her surprising daughter, who touches the lives of those around her.
With characteristic intelligence, sympathy and wit, Drabble writes about parenthood, about friendship and ultimately about the way we care for one another in today's society. A captivating novel from one of the world's most respected and admired literary figures.
Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE in 1980 . Her many novels include the trilogy The Radiant WayMargaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and educated(1987), A Natural Curiosity (1989) and The Gates of Ivory (1991), along with The Peppered Moth (2000) and The Seven Sisters (2002), all of which are published by Viking and Penguin. Among her non-fiction works are Arnold Bennett- A biography (1974), The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1985, 2000, editor) and Angus Wilson- A biography (1995).at Newnham College, Margaret Drabble is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London. Cambridge. She was awarded a CBE iInterview with the Author n 1980. Her many novels i The Red Queen is comprised of two gripping storylines set centuries apart. What are the benefits of dividing the book into two separate time-frame divisions like this (rather than having continuous flashbacks interlacing the past and present)nclude the trilogy The Radiant Way (1987I had at first thought of a more conventional interweaving of past and present, but the first section of the book seemed to write itself, with great impetus, in the invented voice of the Red Queen, who seemed to override interruptions . So I decided to go along with her, and then to take a deep), A Natural Curiosity (1989) The novel is full of won derfully rich detail. How did you research the book? My research involved two visits to Seoul and two to New York, as much reading of English language texts as I could find, and visits to museums and galleries in England - as well as talking to some Korean scholars. The most strikin