The Newspaper of Claremont Street

The Newspaper of Claremont Street

Book - 1988
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This is the story of an old cleaning woman, known as Weekly, or 'The Newspaper'. Unknown to the residents of Claremont Street, for whom she works, Weekly dreams of escape - escape from the parasitic demands of both her past and her present. Weekly is one of Elizabeth Jolley's major creations; one of the wiry survivors whose vulnerability is Jolley's special task of illumination. This character is perhaps the author's outstanding achievement to date, and is created with humour, sharpness, not a little sympathy, and finally, a sort of desperate calm.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1988, c1981.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 116 p. ;,20 cm.

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