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The Daily Beast: "Brimming with wit and charming cynicism."

Date: Oct 20 2010

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A fresh, inspired take on dystopia from one of the UK’s most beloved novelists.

 

Fay Weldon’s Chalcot Crescent is a look ahead at one possible future of capitalism, but also a look back, a reflection on an imagined life. The main character, Frances, an 80-year old has-been writer, is Weldon’s actual sister who died at birth. In prose brimming with wit and charming cynicism, Weldon has Frances writing, pondering on her 80 years, family dramas and life under the authoritarian National Unity Government–meanwhile, her grandson in the attic plots revolt. An essayist, playwright and novelist, Weldon has published 28 previous novels. The Daily Mail calls Chalcot Crescent “Weldon back to her best,” and The Daily Telegraph says it is “a hybrid that is at once futuristic satire, tragedy and tongue-in-cheek memoir.”


-- The Daily Beast

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