The Woman Who Went to Bed for A Year

The Woman Who Went to Bed for A Year

Book - 2012
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'The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year' is a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone refuses to be the person everyone expects them to be.
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780718157159
Branch Call Number: TOW
Characteristics: 436 pages ; 24 cm

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Lexicon_ Apr 11, 2015

I haven't even finished this book, and I'm already giving it full marks. Townsend is funny and creates a fantastic troupe (no other word describes them) of characters.
I've laughed out loud many times while reading this refreshing book. No sugar-coated love story or hollywood take on "Real People".

BPLNextBestAdults Oct 16, 2012

Sue Townsend, one of England’s finest comic writers, first started me laughing when she wrote about the hilarious struggles of Adrian Mole. In her latest novel we meet Eva Beaver, a dutiful wife of an adulterous husband and mother of autistic adult twins. She has scrubbed and polished, cooked and catered for her brood never once complaining or thinking of her own needs. She even ate out of pots while standing up when the family ate, and they never noticed. After finding tomato soup staining a chair which took her 2 years to embroider, she hurls the entire pot of soup on the chair and so begins her self-imposed exile in her bed which she does not leave for a year. This is her time to rebuild and rethink her life. Her transformation is at times full of laughter and tinged with sadness as she gently exposes the foibles and pretensions of the throng of characters who rally around her bedside.

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annadicesare
Sep 09, 2012

Long book. First 3/4 of book was interesting but the last quarter dragged on with a very poor ending. The book seemed to suddenly stop with no real closure. Disappointing ending.

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karebear311
Jun 24, 2012

A little long and boring, not a ton of character development. It ended without really tying everything together, and when I'm reading a book that isn't well written or particularly enjoyable then I at least hope for a neat and tidy happy ending. There was some potential, but it wasn't realized for me.

mulberrystreet May 30, 2012

strange but funny.

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