The realms of gold

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Knopf, 1975 - Fiction - 354 pages
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English archaeologist Frances Wingate, divorced mother of four, and distinguished scholar Karel Schmidt, selfless and marriage-imprisoned, stay-at-home, come inexorably together once more after years of on-again, off-again romance

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User Review  - NaggedMan - LibraryThing

While replete with good characterisation and some interesting characters, I didn't find this a riveting read, nor, in the end, was I sure it had been worth the time I invested reading it. Will try to find a Drabble book that will better justify her reputation. Read full review

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

The realms of gold by Drabble Margaret Story of a woman who after leaving her husband had tried different means to cope, drinking, pills, etc. She should've socialized more...with her lectures she is ... Read full review


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Margaret Drabble was born on June 5, 1939 in Sheffield, England. She attended The Mount School in York and later Cambridge University. Her novel "The Millstone won the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and she was the recipient of the James Tait Black and E. M. Forster awards. She was also awarded a Society of Authors Travelling Fellowship in the 1960s and the CBE in 1980.

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