A Natural Curiosity

A Natural Curiosity

Book - 1989
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Rich in character and incident, A Natural Curiosity sweeps the reader from smart London townhouses to a run-down embassy in the Middle East, from the splendours of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris to drowsy afternoons in the hills of sunny Italy, as we re-encounter Alix, Liz, and Esther, three erudite, middle-aged, Cambridge-educated women living in Margaret Thatcher's Britain. The story opens in 1987, when Alix, a conscientious social worker, befriends a convicted killer, when a dazed housewife begins an affair with a stranger after her husband's suicide, and a comfort-loving TV executive undertakes to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by terrorists. A Natural Curiosity is wondrous and astute, and in Margaret Drabble's hands, the seemingly improbable becomes vividly real.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : McClelland & Stewart Inc., c1989.
ISBN: 9780771028656
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 05, 2016

This is part two of a trilogy. The first part was: A Radiant Way, which I liked better than this novel. The third part of this trilogy is The Gates of Ivory.

Aug 24, 2012

Rich, witty, sarcastic style, but in my opinion too many characters that do not get fleshed out (so that they can be used in the sequel?)

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