The Pumpkin Eater, by Penelope Mortimer (1962)

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About the book:

  • NYRB Classics, 2011, 224 p. Goodreads
  • Penguin Classics, 2015, 144 p. Goodreads
  • First published in 1962
  • My rating: 5 stars
  • The book was made into a film in 1964 (IMDb), directed by Jack Clayton from a screenplay by Harold Pinter, starring Anne Bancroft and Peter Finch.
  • The book is a loosely autobiographical story. Mortimer said to the BBC in 1963: “I have put into this novel practically everything I can say about men and women and their relationship to one another.
  • I’ve read this novel for the Wales Readathon, hosted by Paula

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