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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.

 
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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
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
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
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
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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Audio Editions

December 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC Book 105)
Author(s): Barbara Comyns
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   



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