The Cost of Living (Living Autobiography 2)

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‘Life falls apart. We try to get a grip and hold it together. And then we realise we don’t want to hold it together . . .’

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A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURYWINNER OF THE PRIX FEMINA ETRANGER 2020

Following on from the critically acclaimed Things I Don’t Want to Know, discover the powerful second memoir in Deborah Levy’s essential three-part ‘Living Autobiography’.

‘I can’t think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman’ Observer

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‘Life falls apart. We try to get a grip and hold it together. And then we realise we don’t want to hold it together . . .’

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‘I just haven’t stopped reading it . . . it talks so beautifully about being a woman’ Billie Piper on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs

‘It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except herself. Wonderful’ Guardian

‘Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy’s every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise . . . a brilliant writer’ Daily Telegraph

‘A graceful and lyrical rumination on the questions, “What is a woman for? What should a woman be?”‘ Tatler

‘Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor-sharp insights’ Financial Times

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780241977569

Author

Levy, Deborah

Publisher

Penguin Books

Binding

Paperback

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