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The Pure Gold Baby

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married professor turns her into a single mother. Anna is a pure gold baby with a delightful sunny nature. But as it becomes clear that Anna will not be a normal child, the book circles questions of responsibility, potential, even age, with Margaret Drabble's characteristic intelligence, sympathy, and wit.

Drabble once wrote, "Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary; it is, perpetually, a dangerous place." Told from the point of view of the group of mothers who surround Jess, The Pure Gold Baby is a brilliant, prismatic novel that takes us into that place with satiric verve, trenchant commentary, and a movingly intimate story of the unexpected transformations at the heart of motherhood.

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-4448-2055-9 / 978-1-4448-2055-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-78211-109-3 / 978-1-78211-109-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0-544-15890-3 / 978-0-544-15890-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-4434-2537-0 / 978-1-4434-2537-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby: A Novel
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 0-544-22803-0 / 978-0-544-22803-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-78211-112-3 / 978-1-78211-112-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-78211-110-7 / 978-1-78211-110-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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October 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-4434-2536-2 / 978-1-4434-2536-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Unknown
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-922147-51-6 / 978-1-922147-51-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-4450-4127-8 / 978-1-4450-4127-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-4450-4128-6 / 978-1-4450-4128-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2014 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
ISBN: 1-4450-4129-4 / 978-1-4450-4129-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Publisher: Canongate Books
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October 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Pure Gold Baby: A Novel
Author(s): Margaret Drabble
Publisher: Mariner Books
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