The radiant way

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Ivy Books, 1987 - Fiction - 376 pages
21 Reviews
"Ambitious and artful...Drabble reminds us why we still love to read."
Liz, Alix and Ester have been part of one another's lives since their Cambridge days twenty-five years ago. Liz is a successful psychotherapist, Alix is a wife and mother, still pursuing politics, and Esther is an academic. As we follow them through the next five years we see their world changing around them, and we see each woman confronted with difficult, often painful, truths--about this new world, and more profoundly, about herself within it.

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Review: The Radiant Way (The Radiant Way trilogy #1)

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When I read this novel 25 years ago (probably my fourth or fifth work by Drabble) I fell in love with it. I felt at the time it was the best women's novel I'd ever read. Better than Atwood, Marge Piercy and many others. In my view, The Radiant Way is her best book. Read full review

Review: The Radiant Way (The Radiant Way trilogy #1)

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

This was the first Margaret Drabble I read and I LOVED it! I was glad to find it became a trilogy. I really have no idea when I read it, but Goodreads does not show the edition I read. 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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