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Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
By Emily Gould (introduced by) and Barbara Comyns
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Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date November 10, 2015
Pages 196
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590178966
ISBN-10 1590178963
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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“I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. 

Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when she marries fellow artist Charles. She seems hardly fonder of her husband than she is of her pet newt; she can’t keep house (everything she cooks tastes of soap); and she mistakes morning sickness for the aftereffects of a bad batch of strawberries. England is in the middle of the Great Depression, and the money Sophia makes from the occasional modeling gig doesn’t make up for her husband’s indifference to paying the rent. Predictably, the marriage falters; not so predictably, Sophia’s artlessness will be the very thing that turns her life around.



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With Barbara Comyns | from New York Review of Books (November 10, 2015)
9781590178966 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
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