A Natural Curiosity

A Natural Curiosity

Book - 1989
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Rich in character and incident, A Natural Curiosity sweeps the reader from smart London townhouses to a run-down embassy in the Middle East, from the splendours of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris to drowsy afternoons in the hills of sunny Italy, as we re-encounter Alix, Liz, and Esther, three erudite, middle-aged, Cambridge-educated women living in Margaret Thatcher's Britain. The story opens in 1987, when Alix, a conscientious social worker, befriends a convicted killer, when a dazed housewife begins an affair with a stranger after her husband's suicide, and a comfort-loving TV executive undertakes to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by terrorists. A Natural Curiosity is wondrous and astute, and in Margaret Drabble's hands, the seemingly improbable becomes vividly real.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : McClelland & Stewart Inc., c1989.
ISBN: 9780771028656
0771028652
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,24 cm.

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fpsutka
Mar 05, 2016

This is part two of a trilogy. The first part was: A Radiant Way, which I liked better than this novel. The third part of this trilogy is The Gates of Ivory.

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doroschelch
Aug 24, 2012

Rich, witty, sarcastic style, but in my opinion too many characters that do not get fleshed out (so that they can be used in the sequel?)

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