Puffball (Signed copy)
Signed by Fay Weldon
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 255pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Fay Weldon.
A novel of urban deceit and rural passion, of doctors, witches, birth and death. Richard and Liffey, a young married couple, follow their dream of moving out of London to a country cottage in the middle of Somerset. Richard continues to live and work in London, coming to stay with Liffey only on weekends. Pregnant Liffey feels burdened, hampered, at the mercy of these biological impulses beyond her control. Then there are the odd neighbours, the Tuckers, to reckon with, and the looming shadow of Bella, Richard’s lover in London, threatening the rural idyll Liffey had for so long imagined. With wit and wisdom, Fay Weldon paints a funny and shocking picture of the conflicts within these seemingly conventional lives, conflicts which seem inevitably to stem from the eternal struggle between male and female.
The book is in very good condition, but with a little foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve, there is a little wear along the top edge.