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Afternoon of a Good Woman

(1976)
A novel by

 
Penelope has always done her best to be a good wife, a good mistress, a good mother ‹ and a good magistrate. Today, she is more conscious than usual of the thinness of the thread that separates good from bad, the law-abiding from the criminal. Sitting in court, hearing a short, sad case of indecent exposure and a long, confused theft, she finds herself simultaneously examining her own sex life (how would all that sound in court?), her own actions and intentions. A tour de force, Nina Bawden¹s ingeniously constructed novel counterpoints public appearance with private behavior. The result is a marvelous picture of a not always admirable but engagingly complex, very human heroine.

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Hardback Editions

January 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Afternoon of a Good Woman
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7531-5587-7 / 978-0-7531-5587-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Bks.
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February 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Afternoon of a Good Woman
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-06-010237-3 / 978-0-06-010237-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Afternoon of a Good Woman
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-333-21184-7 / 978-0-333-21184-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afternoon Of A Good Woman (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-426-4 / 978-1-84408-426-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afternoon Of A Good Woman (VMC)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-86049-526-5 / 978-1-86049-526-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: Afternoon of a Good Woman
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7531-5878-7 / 978-0-7531-5878-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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September 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Afternoon of a Good Woman
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-14-004674-7 / 978-0-14-004674-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Afternoon of a Good Woman
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Afternoon Of A Good Woman (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   



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