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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

July 1992 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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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December 1981 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Walking Naked
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-333-31304-6 / 978-0-333-31304-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Interactive Publishing
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Paperback Editions

1981 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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May 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Walking Naked
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
thumbTitle: Walking Naked
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Walking Naked (Virago Modern Classics Book 2295)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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