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Our spoons came from Woolworths

Barbara Comyns

Our spoons came from Woolworths

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Published by Virago in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950.

StatementBarbara Comyns ; with a new introduction by Ursula Holden.
SeriesVirago modern classics
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6053.O452
The Physical Object
Pagination223p. ;
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18609653M
ISBN 100860683532


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Published inOur Spoons Came From Woolworths is told in the first person by Sophia Fairclough, who meets and marries Charles in the beginning of the book. Her winsome, stream of consciousness narrative is misleading - the early part of the book beguiles the reader into thinking that this is a piece of cheery, lively fiction about a young married couple starting their lives/5().

This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (). The Vet’s Daughter was published in Among Comyns’s other books are the novels The Skin Chairs () and The Juniper Tree (; forthcoming from NYRB Classics), and Out of the Red into the Blue (), a Cited by: 1.

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics Book 93) - Kindle edition by Barbara Comyns, Maggie O'Farrell.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets/5(22). Our Spoons Came From Woolworths is Sophia¿s story. It is set in the thirties, but told, some years later, to a good friend who didn¿t know Sophia then. It was a simple, and very well executed, framing device/5(8).

Book Overview. I told Helen my story and she went home and cried. So begins "Our Spoons Came from Woolworths.". But Barbara Comyns s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures.

Sophia is twenty-one and naive when she marries fellow artist by: 1. This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (), about her first marriage, and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead ().

Emily Gould is the author of the essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever and the novel Friendship. She is the co-owner of Emily Books and lives in Brooklyn. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths is the story of a journey from a world of naivety, immaturity, ignorance, and simplicity into a world of financial despair, failed marriage and loss.

That is, until. This essay appears as the introduction to the new edition of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, out Novem from New York Review Books. Reprinted with permission. Emily Gould is the author of the essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever and the novel Friendship.

She is the co-owner of Emily Books and lives in Brooklyn. This item: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics) by Barbara Comyns Paperback £ Temporarily out of stock.

Sent from and sold by Amazon/5(80). “I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when she. About Our Spoons Came from Woolworths “I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths.

But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when she marries fellow artist Charles. Editions for Our Spoons Came from Woolworths: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback p.

So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when she marries fellow artist Charles.

She seems hardly fonder of her husband than she is of her pet newt; she can’t keep house. She was twice married, and she and her second husband lived in Spain for eighteen years, returning to the UK in the early s.

She is the author of eleven books, including Sisters by a River (), Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (), The Vet's Daughter (), The Skin Chairs () and A Touch of Mistletoe ()/5(K). Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (Book): Comyns, Barbara: "Sophia is twenty-one when she marries fellow artist Charles, and she seems to have nearly as much affection for her pet newt as she does for her husband.

Her housekeeping knowledge is lacking (everything she cooks tastes of soap) and she attributes her morning sickness to a bad batch of strawberries.

The following is from Barbara Comyns’ novel, Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. Comyns (–) was born in Bidford-on-Avon, in the English county of Warwickshire, and began to write and illustrate stories at the age of ten.

She wrote her first book, Sisters by a River, a series of sketches based on her childhood, in   'A precursor to Angela Carter': Barbara Comyns. I first discovered the brilliant but now all but forgotten novelist Barbara Comyns about 10 years ago when I came across an old Virago paperback of.

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‘Our Spoons Came from Woolworths’ is the story of twenty-one year old Sophia, during the time when she was married to Charles Fairclough. The story is in its entirety, a first person narrative and tells of the harrowing poverty, the ups and downs of the young couple, in a time during which Charles refuses to take any financial responsibility for his household, using.

“I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures.

Sophia is twenty-one. It was heaven. In the moments when I wasn’t sleeping, I read the whole of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns. It’s a short book and terribly engrossing so really this is not such an achievement, more a recommendation for anyone who finds they have a spare couple of hours on their hands.

Published inOur Spoons Came From Woolworths is told in the first person by Sophia Fairclough, who meets and marries Charles in the beginning of the book. Her winsome, stream of consciousness narrative is misleading – the early part of the book beguiles the reader into thinking that this is a piece of cheery, lively fiction about a.

This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (). The Vet's Daughter was published in /5(80). All about Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers a Brit, is a new one for me, as is the case with many of us as our new feminist awareness is putting many literary women back in the forefront of a domain that previously ignored them.

Our primary character /5(26). Our Spoons Came From Woolworths Barbara Comyns Sophia is a young artist who comes to London circa to escape her crazy family, and soon she finds herself married to a fellow bohemian and pregnant with his baby.

"Our Spoons Came from Woolworths," newly reissued as a gorgeous NYRB paperback, may strike Barbara Comyns enthusiasts as rather tame. Those who have been enjoying the American renaissance of this.

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Free shipping for many products. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns Marry in haste, repent at leisure. Sophia is twenty-one years old, carries a newt -- Great Warty -- around in her pocket and marries -- in haste -- a young artist called Charles.

Swept into bohemian London of the thirties, Sophia is ill-equipped to cope. Poverty, babies (however much loved) and her husband conspire to Book Edition:   BOOK MENTIONED Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns - ?a_aid=lilsvi. COVID Resources.

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Our Spoons Came From Woolworths is a semi-autobiographical novel as indicated by this note at the beginning of the book: The only things that are true in this story are the wedding and Chapt 11 and 12 and the poverty. Thankfully the really tragic events do not occur in these chapters.

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

Sophia is twent. Barbara Comyns: A Writer Lost in Time Lucy Scholes • 03/08/16 There’s something about the work of Barbara Comyns that makes discovering her novels feel like stumbling across a well-kept secret. My own introduction to Comyns was in the form of her second novel, Our Spoons Came From Woolworths.

I started with Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (), the story of a young girl, Sophia, set in pre-war London, and the book has stayed in my memory ever since. I Author: URSULA HOLDEN. This, however, she put aside to complete Our Spoons Came from Woolworths () and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead ().

The Vet’s Daughter was published in Among Comyns’s other books are the novels The Skin Chairs () and The Juniper Tree (; forthcoming from NYRB Classics), and Out of the Red into the Blue (), a work.

Get this from a library. Our spoons came from Woolworths. [Barbara Comyns] -- "I told Helen my story and she went home and cried" begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths.

But Barbara Comyns's beguiling novel is far from maudlin, despite. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.

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Buy Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (Eyre & Spottiswoode, ; Virago, ; New York Review Books, ) Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (The Bodley Head, ; Virago, ; Dorothy, ) The Vet's Daughter (Heinemann, ; Virago, ; New York Review Books, ) Out of the Red, Into the Blue (Heinemann, ).

Happily, however, I began my immersion in Barbara Comyns with the recently published New York Review Books edition of Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, which includes an introduction by Emily Gould Author: Katherine A. Powers. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).Some books need no introduction because they’re better if you don’t know what to expect, and it occurs to me that Our Spoons Came from Woolworths might be one of those books.

Certainly I wasn’t prepared for it the first time I read it, and I don’t think I noticed the first time its tone abruptly shifted from lighthearted and twee to.Find items like Our Spoons Came from Woolworths and read 1 review with a 5/5 star rating at Bas Bleu.

In pre-World War II London, Sophia and Charles decide to marry. With very little money (Sophia works in an art studio, Charles is an artist) and even less common sense, the young couple embarks upon a life that could be called dour if it wasn't so shockingly entertaining!5/5(1).