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Barbara Comyns Carr

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Our Spoons Came from Woolworths is a novel by the English writer Barbara Comyns, first published in 1950.

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The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt. After his wife's death, the vet takes up with a crass, …

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In a novel that borrows from the Grimm fable of the same name, Gertrude, an older woman, becomes the friend of a lonely scarred girl named Bella

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