The Millstone by Margaret Drabble - 1

The Millstone

Margaret Drabble

£8.99

A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child relationship, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

It is the Swinging Sixties, and Rosamund Stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is well on its way. She conceals her ignorance beneath a show... ​​Read More

A celebration of the drama and intensity of the mother-child relationship, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

It is the Swinging Sixties, and Rosamund Stacey is young and inexperienced at a time when sexual liberation is well on its way. She conceals her ignorance beneath a show of independence, and becomes pregnant as a result of a one night stand. Although single parenthood is still not socially acceptable, she chooses to have the baby rather than to seek an illegal abortion, and finds her life transformed by motherhood.

'Rosamund is marvellous, a true Drabble heroine . . . what spirit is here' Sunday Times

'One of our foremost women writers' Guardian

'The novelist who will have done for late twentieth-century London what Dickens did for Victorian London' The New York Times

Published by Penguin
Design by Maria Ines Gul
11 x 18 cm
Softcover
176 pages
English
ISBN 978-0-2419791-7-4