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  • Published: 7 March 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099478010
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Virgin In The Garden


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'Large, complex, ambitious, humming with energy and ideas- a remarkable achievement' Iris Murdoch

The Virgin in the Garden is the first novel to feature Frederica
Potter, and the beginning of a triumphant quartet of novels. Set in
Yorkshire in 1952 as the inhabitants of the area set about celebrating
the accession of a new Queen, this is the tale of a brilliant and
eccentric family fatefully divided. The Virgin in the Garden is a
wonderfully entertaining novel, in which enlightenment and
sexuality, Elizabethan drama and comedy intersect richly and
unpredictably.

  • Pub date: 7 March 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099478010
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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