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  - bodachliath - LibraryThing

Another book picked up on a whim in a second had shop. This was a slow burner - I found the first half hard work, and struggled to maintain an interest in the central character Frances Wingate, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkKeeffe - LibraryThing

I couldn't get interested. I only read 141 pages then gave it away. Perhaps if I had read it to the end I might have seen the point. 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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