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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
Margaret Drabble's novels have illuminated the last fifty years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of character and place, her wide-ranging curiosity, her sense of irony - all are on display here, in stories that explore marriage, female friendships, the English tourist abroad, love affairs with houses, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural TV programs; in stories that are perceptive, sharp, and funny. An introduction by the Spanish academic José Fernández places the stories in the context of her life and her novels. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterful career.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories (Penguin Classic)
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0-14-119604-1 / 978-0-14-119604-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0-547-55040-5 / 978-0-547-55040-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0-14-119643-2 / 978-0-14-119643-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0-547-73735-1 / 978-0-547-73735-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Publisher: Mariner Books
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