Reader's note

In this extraordinary, semi-autobiographical novel, Penelope Mortimer depicts a married woman's breakdown in 1960s London. With three husbands in her past, one in her present and a numberless army of children, Mrs Armitage is astonished to find herself collapsing one day in Harrods. Strange, unsettling and shot through with black comedy, this is a moving account of one woman's realisation that marriage and family life may not, after all, offer all the answers to the problems of living.This vintage Penguin book would make an interesting read and would be a wonderful addition to any home collection.

The Pumpkin Eater

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Title: The Pumpkin Eater

Author: Penelope Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 1964

Format: Softback

This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear and ageing.

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