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What Makes Women Happy (Paperback): Fay Weldon What Makes Women Happy (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 2
R330 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R93 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A delicious treat of wisdom for better self-awareness and satisfaction. Tackle anxiety, envy, guilt, while giving in to sex, food, friends, family, shopping -- and chocolate. What makes women happy? Nothing, for more than ten minutes at a time, so stop worrying. In this new book, Fay Weldon offers wisdom gleaned from a remarkable life, a brilliantly successful career and a fair share of trouble. She explores what makes women happy, and what we can do to lead more rounded and desirable lives. Chapters contain sassy morals, illustrative and sympathetic stories, and a lot of frank advice to show women how to stop obssessing and feeling bad about themselves. Later chapters confront the four horses of a woman's apocalypse: despair, depression, isolation, and self-doubt. A blend of philosophy, storytelling and self-help, this inspirational work shows Weldon at the peak of her creative powers, as brisk, stylish and entertaining as ever.

The President's Child (Paperback, New edition): Fay Weldon The President's Child (Paperback, New edition)
Fay Weldon
R278 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Isabel Acre?s journey through life has taken her from the Australian outback via the beds and alleys of Fleet Street and the seamier side of Washington high life to a comfortable home in London, a reputation as a serious journalist, and a husband in the new chore-sharing, child-rearing mould. Suddenly, however, the past which Isabel had thought safely behind her becomes the source of actual physical danger. With frightening ease, the worlds of political intrigue and murderous conspiracy intrude into the cosiness of her domestic life. Whom can she trust? Man? When she reveals to her husband that she long ago had an affair with a young American senator, a man who is now challenging for the Presidential nomination itself, and that her son is the love-child of that affair, even she cannot foresee the consequences. Love got her into the predicament in which she finds herself; but can love now get her out of it?

Remember Me (Paperback, New Ed): Fay Weldon Remember Me (Paperback, New Ed)
Fay Weldon
R253 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Madeleine wants revenge: Madeleine wants to be remembered: Madeleine wants love. Who doesn?t? Madeleine is ex-wife of and chief persecutor to Jarvis, the architect. Why not? She hates him. Hilary is their daughter, growing fatter and lumpier every day under Madeleine?s triumphant care, witness to the wrongs her mother suffered.

For Jarvis has a clean new life with a clean new wife, Lily, and a nice new baby, Jonathan. The furniture is polished and there is orange juice for breakfast. Jarvis is content, or thinks he is, fending off Madeleine?s forays as best he can.

Jarvis has a part-time secretary , too, Margot, now the doctor?s wife, unremembered from the days of her youth. Margot, unacknowledged wife and mother, accepting, tending, nurturing his children and her own, complaisant in her lot.

Until Madeleine, hurling out her dark reproaches from the other side of violent death, uncovers new familial links in the disruption she creates.

The Cloning of Joanna May (Paperback, Reissue): Fay Weldon The Cloning of Joanna May (Paperback, Reissue)
Fay Weldon
R279 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An astonishing novel that probes into the strange world of genetic engineering. Joanna May thought herself unique, indivisible - until one day, to her hideous shock, she discovered herself to be five: though childless she was a mother; though an only child she was surrounded by sisters young enough to be her daughers - Jane, Julie, Gina and Alice, the clones of Joanna May. How will they withstand the shock of first meeting? And what of the avenging Carl, Joanna's former husband and the clones' creator: will he take revenge for his wife's infidelity and destroy her sisters one by one? In this astonishing novel, Fay Weldon weaves a web of paradox quite awesome in its cunning. Probing into the strange world of genetic engineering, The Cloning of Joanna May raises frightening questions about our identity as individuals - and provides some startling answers. Funny, serious, revolutionary, this is the work of a master storyteller at the height of her powers.

The New Countess (Hardcover): Fay Weldon The New Countess (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R427 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R88 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The year is 1905 and King Edward VII has invited himself and his mistress to a shooting weekend with the Dilbernes. Now Isobel, the Countess, must turn a run-down mansion into a palace fit for a king. Just as well the family fortunes have been restored, but money can't solve everything... not even a kidnapping. The servants refuse to condone the King's morals; Isobel's daughter, Lady Rosina - now widowed and wealthy - insists on publishing a scandalous book, and the mis-spent pasts of Viscount Arthur and his Irish-American wife Minnie rear up to blacken the family name. When fate deals a hand in the middle of the shooting party, Isobel must consider not only her leading position in Society, but her entire future. Fay Weldon brings an aristocratic Edwardian household to fabulous, vibrant life in this gorgeously witty tale of manners and morals, commoners and countesses, from one of Britain's best loved authors.

Long Live The King (Hardcover): Fay Weldon Long Live The King (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R431 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R88 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

December 1901: With London Society in a frenzy of anticipation for the coronation of the new king, Edward VII, the Earl and Countess of Dilberne are caught up in lavish preparations. Yet Lady Isobel still has ample time to fret, and no wonder with a new heir on the way, an elopement, family tragedy, a runaway niece, and a gaggle of fraudulent spiritualists to contend with... With her trademark joie de vivre, Fay Weldon once again draws her readers into the lives and loves of the aristocratic Dilberne family, as they embrace not only a new century, but a new generation - a generation with somewhat radical views...

Habits of the House (Hardcover): Fay Weldon Habits of the House (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R429 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R89 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A love story, a happy end, a lively attack, haute-couture dresses and haute-cuisine meals: some quotable characters, some agreeable sex, some very witty lines - what else can you want from a novel? - unless perhaps a soupcon of Weldon perception and brains. Think fin de siecle and it's all here, in HABITS OF THE HOUSE. Isobel, Countess of Dilberne, is obliged to pair off her handsome, wilful son with a rich and pretty heiress from the Chicago stockyard. He's all the new internal combustion machines: she's all art. It's a clash of cultures and principles. Gold mines fail, bankers plot, bad girls flourish, London fog descends, Royalty intervenes, and your heart's in your mouth, hoping for the best for these unlikely lovers in the first in Weldon's Love and Inheritance trilogy.

Armchair Theatre: Volume 1 (DVD): Tom Bell, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Barkworth, Rita Tushingham, Beryl Reid Armchair Theatre: Volume 1 (DVD)
Tom Bell, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Barkworth, Rita Tushingham, …
R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Eight episodes from the hugely popular TV drama anthology series that ran from 1956 -1973. This selection of plays, broadcast between 1970 and 1973, features scripts by, among others, Fay Weldon and Colin Welland, and includes performances from Tom Bell, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Barkworth, Rita Tushingham and Beryl Reid. Episodes comprise: 'Say Goodnight to Your Grandma', 'Office Party', 'Brown Skin Gal, Stay Home and Mind Bay-Bee', 'Detective Waiting', 'Will Amelia Quint Continue Writing 'A Gnome Called Shorthouse'?', 'The Folk Singer', 'A Bit of a Lift' and 'Red Riding Hood'.

Armchair Theatre: Volume 3 (DVD): Patrick McGoohan, Stanley Baker, Billie Whitelaw, Colin Blakely, Judy Cornwell, Hugh Griffith Armchair Theatre: Volume 3 (DVD)
Patrick McGoohan, Stanley Baker, Billie Whitelaw, Colin Blakely, Judy Cornwell, … 1
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

12 plays from the hugely popular ITV drama anthology series that ran from 1956 -1973. The series was broadcast on Sunday nights and featured original scripts dealing with issues of the day from a number of esteemed contemporary writers. This selection of plays, drawn from the years when the show was produced by the Associated British Corporation (ABC), features scripts by, among others, J.B. Priestley, James Mitchell, Fay Weldon and Alun Owen. The actors to appear in the plays include Patrick McGoohan, Stanley Baker, Billie Whitelaw, Colin Blakely, Judy Cornwell and Hugh Griffith.

The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Paperback, Reissued New Ed): Fay Weldon The Life and Loves of a She Devil (Paperback, Reissued New Ed)
Fay Weldon
R280 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A savage, sadistic even, but beautifully and compellingly written satire' Sunday Express Ruth Patchett never thought of herself as particularly devilish. 'The fun grows steadily blacker and wilder' Guardian Rather the opposite in fact - simply a tall, not terribly attractive woman living a quiet life as a wife and mother in a respectable suburb. But when she discovers that her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy that she becomes truly diabolic. Within weeks she has burnt down the family home, collected the insurance, made love to the local drunk and embarked on a course of destruction and revenge. 'A tour de force: a macabre, fast-moving moral fable' The Times A blackly comic satire of the war of the sexes, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real.

Before the War (Paperback): Fay Weldon Before the War (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 1
R229 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A novel of love, death and aristocracy in twenties London. Consider Vivien in November 1922. She is twenty-four, and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and - worse - intelligent. Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can bribe a man to marry her. What nobody knows is that Vivien is pregnant, and will die in childbirth in just a few months...

Down Among The Women (Paperback): Fay Weldon Down Among The Women (Paperback)
Fay Weldon
R225 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Down among the women. What a place to be! In the Fifties, women were looked after by nice, breadwinning men: or so went the myth. Eighteen-year-old unmarried mother Scarlet, a lost child recovering from her first abortion, looks at the world with her friends and begins to see the truth. An icily funny account of a dawning feminist sensibility in a world where the romantic ideal of love and domesticity ruled.

The Heart Of The Country (Paperback): Fay Weldon The Heart Of The Country (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 1
R223 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Natalie's husband, Harry, kisses her and their two children goodbye, departs for the office, and never returns, Natalie immediately blames herself. If she hadn't been cheating on her husband every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, he never would have left her for his secretary, a local beauty queen... Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no-one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.

Female Friends (Paperback): Fay Weldon Female Friends (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 1
R275 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R90 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

They first met as children in 1940s London. Thirty years later, Marjorie, Chloe, and Grace make their way through an almost unrecognizable post-war society, coping with husbands, children, parents, and the messy business of life. Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no-one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.

Habits of the House (Paperback): Fay Weldon Habits of the House (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 1
R235 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A love story, a happy end, a lively attack, haute-couture dresses and haute-cuisine meals: some quotable characters, some agreeable sex, some very witty lines - what else can you want from a novel? - unless perhaps a soupcon of Weldon perception and brains. Think fin de siecle and it's all here, in HABITS OF THE HOUSE. Isobel, Countess of Dilberne, is obliged to pair off her handsome, wilful son with a rich and pretty heiress from the Chicago stockyard. He's all the new internal combustion machines: she's all art. It's a clash of cultures and principles. Gold mines fail, bankers plot, bad girls flourish, London fog descends, Royalty intervenes, and your heart's in your mouth, hoping for the best for these unlikely lovers in the first in Weldon's Love and Inheritance trilogy.

After the Peace (Hardcover): Fay Weldon After the Peace (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R532 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R119 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How many parents does it take to make a baby? In the case of Rosalind Melrose Smithson it took four: one birth mother; one legal father; one interfering neighbour and one turkey baster filled with the defrosted essence of an anonymous donor. Or not so anonymous as it turned out. For donor no. 116349, '6ft 1in, blue eyes, blond hair, BA (Oxon), action man...' is the 9th Earl of Dilberne, who gave his seed back in 1979 as a stripling of twenty-two, and has now conceived a daughter - unknowingly - at the riper age of forty-two. As they say, the truth will out. And what will our Rozzie do when she finds out about her patrimony? All we know is that as a true Millennial, she will not take it lying down...

Mischief - Fay Weldon Selects Her Best Short Stories (Hardcover): Fay Weldon Mischief - Fay Weldon Selects Her Best Short Stories (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R486 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R102 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'She's a Queen of Words' CAITLIN MORAN. 'One of the great lionesses of modern English literature' HARPER'S BAZAAR. 'Readable, articulate and fascinating' THE SCOTSMAN. 'Outrageously funny' DAILY EXPRESS. 'Sharp, witty, incisive' THE TIMES. 'Wise, knowing, forthright' INDEPENDENT. Reviewers have been describing Fay Weldon's inimitable voice for years. Now, here is Fay Weldon in her own words. Choosing and and introducing twenty-one of her favourite short stories written throughout her fifty year career as one of Britain's foremost novelists. Included as a bonus is a new novella, The Ted Dreams, a ghost story for the age of cyber culture, big pharma, and surveillance.

Habits of the House (Paperback): Fay Weldon Habits of the House (Paperback)
Fay Weldon
R356 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the award-winning novelist and writer of "Upstairs Downstairs, " the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of "Downton Abbey
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As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert's wife Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady's maid who orders the life of her mistress.

Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.
As the writer of the pilot episode of the original "Upstairs, Downstairs"--Fay Weldon brings a deserved reputation for magnificent storytelling. With wit and sympathy--and no small measure of mischief--"Habits of the House" plots the interplay of restraint and desire, manners and morals, reason and instinct.

After the Peace (Paperback): Fay Weldon After the Peace (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 1
R263 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R59 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How many parents does it take to make a baby? In the case of Rosalind Melrose Smithson it took four: one birth mother; one legal father; one interfering neighbour and one turkey baster filled with the defrosted essence of an anonymous donor.

Or not so anonymous as it turned out. For donor no. 116349, '6ft 1in, blue eyes, blond hair, BA (Oxon), action man...' is the 9th Earl of Dilberne, who gave his seed back in 1979 as a stripling of twenty-two, and has now conceived a daughter – unknowingly – at the riper age of forty-two.

As they say, the truth will out. And what will our Rozzie do when she finds out about her patrimony? All we know is that as a true Millennial, she will not take it lying down...

Madame Bovary: Breakfast with Emma (Paperback): Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary: Breakfast with Emma (Paperback)
Gustave Flaubert; Adapted by Fay Weldon
R244 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R58 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emma Bovary and her reviled husband are at breakfast on the morning of Emma's last day alive. As they bicker, scenes from Emma's past are called to mind and played out with all the passion for which Flaubert's novel is famous. Weldon is the author of over 50 books, including Auto da Fay, Big Women and The Life and Loves of a She-Devil.

Death of a She Devil (Hardcover): Fay Weldon Death of a She Devil (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R488 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R102 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Fay Weldon's 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, women fought men for power and won. But in 2018, the fight continues on a new front... Ruth Patchett, the original She Devil, is eighty-four and keen to retire. She has worked hard to make the world as she wants it: women triumphant, men submissive. Now she is tired. Her business is done. The mantle of power and influence is up for grabs. Who can take up the role? Valerie Valeria, hot-shot millennial and Ruth's PA, is ready and eager to inherit...

Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? - A Handbook for the Rejected Writer (Paperback): Fay Weldon Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? - A Handbook for the Rejected Writer (Paperback)
Fay Weldon 1
R249 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You've written a book, triumphantly typed 'The End', but now, it seems, no-one wants to publish it. What do you do next?

Author of over thirty novels, stories and screenplays, and tutor on the prestigious creative writing course at Bath Spa, Fay Weldon has a lifetime of wisdom to impart on the art of writing.

Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? will delight and amuse, but it isn't just another how-to-write handbook: it shows you how not to write if you want to get published.

'Weaves literary lore with Weldon's considerable experience as a successful writer' Evening Standard.

'Contains lots of interesting advice' Daily Mail.

'Tips and emotional support for the would-be novelist' Sunday Times.

Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? - A Handbook for the Rejected Writer (Hardcover): Fay Weldon Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? - A Handbook for the Rejected Writer (Hardcover)
Fay Weldon 1
R332 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R70 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You've written a book, triumphantly typed 'The End', but now, it seems, no-one wants to publish it. What do you do next?

Don't give up: ask yourself what went wrong, then do something about it.

Author of over thirty novels, stories and screenplays, and tutor on the prestigious creative writing course at Bath Spa, Fay Weldon has a lifetime of wisdom to impart on the art of writing.

Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? will delight and amuse, but it isn't just another how-to-write handbook: it shows you how not to write if you want to get published.

Mixed Doubles (Paperback, New Ed): Alan Ayckbourn, George Melly, Fay Weldon, et al Mixed Doubles (Paperback, New Ed)
Alan Ayckbourn, George Melly, Fay Weldon, et al
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An entertainment on marriage by George Melly, Alan Ayckbourn, James Saunders, Harold Pinter, Alun Owen, Fay Weldon, David Campton, Lyndon Brook and John Bowen.1 woman, 1 man or flexible casting

Letters to Alice - On First Reading Jane Austen (Paperback, Reissue): Fay Weldon Letters to Alice - On First Reading Jane Austen (Paperback, Reissue)
Fay Weldon
R275 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R50 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alice is an eighteen-year-old student and aspiring novelist with green spiky hair, a child of the modern age who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen. In a sequence of letters reminiscent of Jane Austen's to her own neice, 'aunt' Fay examines the rewards of such study. Not only is her correspondence a revealing tribute to a great writer - it is also an original and rewarding exploration of the craft of fiction itself.

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