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Margaret Drabble - The Millstone

This month World Book Club is talking to the acclaimed British writer Margaret Drabble about her remarkable novel The Millstone.

This month World Book Club is talking to the acclaimed British writer Margaret Drabble about her remarkable novel The Millstone.

At a time when illegitimacy is taboo, Rosamund Stacey is pregnant after a one-night stand. Despite her independence and academic brilliance, she is naïve and unworldly and the choices before her are daunting. She must adapt to life as a single mother, but in the perfection and helplessness of her baby she finds a depth of feeling she has never known before.

The Millstone conjures a London of the sixties that is not quite yet swinging and where sexual liberation has not quite yet arrived.

(Picture: Margaret Drabble. Photo credit: Ruth Corney.)

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