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Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

(1950)
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"I told Helen my story and she went home and cried." So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns's beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures.

Sophia is twenty-one and naive when she marries fellow artist Charles. She seems hardly fonder of her husband than she is of her pet newt; she can't keep house (everything she cooks tastes of soap); and she mistakes morning sickness for the aftereffects of a bad batch of strawberries. England is in the middle of the Great Depression, and the money Sophia makes from the occasional modeling gig doesn't make up for her husband's indifference to paying the rent. Predictably, the marriage falters; not so predictably, Sophia's artlessness will be the very thing that turns her life around.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : UK Hardback

Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-7540-4690-7 / 978-0-7540-4690-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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September 1977 : UK Hardback

Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-85997-259-3 / 978-0-85997-259-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: C.Chivers
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December 1968 : UK Hardback

Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-85594-142-1 / 978-0-85594-142-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: C.Chivers
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 1-59017-896-3 / 978-1-59017-896-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-86068-353-2 / 978-0-86068-353-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 1-84408-927-4 / 978-1-84408-927-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (Camden)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-7540-4691-5 / 978-0-7540-4691-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Our spoons came from Woolworths (A Virago modern classic)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
ISBN: 0-385-27960-4 / 978-0-385-27960-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press
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November 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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July 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: Virago
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July 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU