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The Middling

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As a child, Ellie compulsively lies her way into trouble. How else can she escape the reality of being a railway clerk's daughter in a Crystal Palace villa? She wants to love, but it never seems to work out right. She idealizes a beautiful school friend, only to uncover (with morbid fascination) a strange relationship between her friend and a middle-aged chemist. Her first affair is too good to last. It leads to a pregnancy and an uneasy menage a trois, which finally erupts into brutal vengeance. After fifteen years of struggling with a marriage to the wrong man, Ellie starts drinking. It seems as good an escape as any at first. But it's another mistake ...


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Hardback Editions

October 1967 : UK Hardback

Title: Middling
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-7012-0009-X / 978-0-7012-0009-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: The Middling: Chapters in the Life of Ellie Toms
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-571-25412-8 / 978-0-571-25412-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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