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Walking Naked

(1981)
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Laura is happily married, a mother, and a successful novelist. Although prey to night terrors, she is adept at smoothing the disorder of reality into controlled prose. Interweaving memory, conversation, and reflection, Walking Naked telescopes the whole of Laura's life - childhood, marriages, triumphs, and disappointments - into a day in which the past and the present converge. It begins with a game of tennis played for duty rather than amusement and progresses, via an afternoon party of old friends and jaded emotions, to a bewildering visit to Laura's son, who is imprisoned on a drugs charge. At its close, the possibility of death within the family brings unresolved conflicts to center stage, and Laura strips herself of the posturing and self-deceit with which she has cloaked her vulnerability. Continually surprising, witty, and often disquieting, this is one of Nina Bawden's most impressive novels.

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Hardback Editions

December 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Walking Naked
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-312-85456-0 / 978-0-312-85456-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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April 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Walking Naked
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-333-31304-6 / 978-0-333-31304-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Walking Naked (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-437-X / 978-1-84408-437-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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July 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Walking Naked (VMC)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-85381-444-X / 978-1-85381-444-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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May 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Walking Naked (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7221-1493-1 / 978-0-7221-1493-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Walking Naked
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Walking Naked (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK