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The Woman Who Talked to Herself

(1989)
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A. L. Barker's engrossing novel looks at the life of a middle-aged storyteller, her fictional world and the individuals who inhabit it. Characters such as Mrs McSweeny and her husband Murdo who receive hallucinatory information about the Second Coming; or Elinor Dunphy, an elegant older woman visited by a beautiful and free-spirited young man who makes veiled sexual overtures to her; or Lalla, a divorcee, who falls in love with her son's form-master, only to learn that his apparent advances to her are just a cover for his passion for her son. These humorous yet tragic vignettes are all concerned with unfulfilled and usually perverted sexual relations - but how do they relate to the narrator's own successful marriage?

    

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Hardback Editions

October 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Woman Who Talked to Herself
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-09-174060-6 / 978-0-09-174060-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman Who Talked to Herself: An Articulated Novel
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-571-25912-X / 978-0-571-25912-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 1980 : UK Paperback

Title: THE Woman Who Talked to Herself
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-09-971590-2 / 978-0-09-971590-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman Who Talked to Herself
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-09-970440-4 / 978-0-09-970440-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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