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Popular fiction At the Jerusalem

  • By Paul Bailey
  • Price: £8.99
  • ISBN: 9781789545715
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 01/02/2021 if you order today

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Following the death from leukaemia of her daughter, Celia, Mrs Gadny goes to live with her sullen stepson Henry. But she finds little affection or contentment either with him, or with his selfish wife Thelma, or with their ungrateful children.

She is sent to an old people's home, 'The Jerusalem', a converted workhouse, green-and-white-tiled. Mrs Gadny is repulsed and humiliated by the home and its inmates: women like acid-tongued Miss Trimmer, the vulgar toothless Mrs Affery, and Mrs O'Blath with her hysterical laughter. Retreating from the kindness offered her by the nurses and the friendly Mrs Capes, she withdraws into her memories, but even their fragmented recollection provides small comfort.

Mrs Gadny's only escape from 'The Jerusalem' lies in her own crumbling consciousness. Paul Bailey is sensitive to the exact nuance of conversation, the precise detail that can create an environment or a mood, and draw the reader into it. His book is an exquisitely defined miniature whose impression will not easily be forgotten.

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Title details

Series Popular fiction Title At the Jerusalem
Subject English Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2020 Authors Paul Bailey
Binding Paperback Pages 240
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 170
ESB Code 148918 ISBN 9781789545715
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/02/2021 if you order today
  Price £8.99

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