Tuesday, 13 March 2012

New from Five Leaves - This Bed Thy Centre

Now available - This Bed Thy Centre by Pamela Hansford Johnson was first published in 1935, causing something of a sensation because of its treatment of sex, religion and class. The book is set in South London where to star-crossed lovers explore issues of first love, burgeoning sexuality and painful early marriage. Meantime a religious tub-thumper offers one way to salvation while the wonderfully rowdy, immoral but sadly doomed Mrs Maginnes shows that life is for living in the here and now. Zoe Fairbairns contributes an introduction to this New London Editions printing.
Pauline Hansford Johnson went on to write 27 novels in a career which also involved being a critic and a playwright. Copies are available at £8.99 post free from: http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/this-bed-thy-centre/

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