Miss Peabody's Inheritance

Elizabeth Jolley, Author Penguin Books $6.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-14-007743-8
Two novels are contained here: one is about middle-aged Londoner Miss Peabody who works and cares for her ailing mother. The other is a novel-in-progress sent irregularly to Miss Peabody from a writer in Australia to whom she once wrote a fan letter. Soon the novel excerpts are more real and wonderful than Miss Peabody's own life, and when her mother dies, she moves to Australia, where a poignant surprise awaits. PW found the story ""delicately and ironically told, informed by a warm sympathy that tinges even the funniest scenes with rue.'' November
Reviewed on: 11/01/1985
Release date: 11/01/1985
Hardcover - 157 pages - 978-0-670-47952-8
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