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The Virago Book Of Such Devoted Sisters

An Anthology of Stories
  • Author
    • Shena Mackay
  • Editor
    • Shena Mackay
Format
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Never were there such devoted sisters...or so the song would have it. Though some may be inseparable, for others the relationship arouses intense, tangled emotions. Louisa May Alcott, Mary Flanagan, Janet Frame, Elizabeth Gaskell, Georgina Hammick, Elizabeth Jolley, Katherine Mansfield and Edna O'Brien are among the prestigious writers who unravel this intricate bond.
Stories that reveal remarkable allegiances and private codes are counterpointed by those of sisters pitched against one another in battles for parental affection or sibling supremacy. Here are sisters who lose one another to lovers or to marriage, and one who chooses her sister in favour of a husband...Rivalry, companionship, love and dislike feature in a collection that exposes the innermost secrets of family life. As delightful, surprising - and sometimes disturbing - as the ties they explore, these stories are essential reading.
  • Published: Aug 16 1999
  • Pages: 336
  • ISBN: 9781853817557
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Press Reviews

  • MOIRA SHEARER, DAILY TELEGRAPH
    Exceptional ... I shall read this selection many times
  • IRISH TIMES
    That most rare of volumes, a sisterly literary companion