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No More Meadows

(1953)
(The Nightingales Are Singing)
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'Times are changed with him who marries; there are no more bypath meadows where you may innocently linger, but the road lies long and straight and dusty to the grave.' So wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. Christine feels bound to agree. 'My wife can do anything,' Vinson says. Struggling to comply with this statement, Christine has to adjust to life in America, whilst catering to Vinson's idea of a good spouse. She must force a sycophantic smile for the wife of Admiral Hamer (who wears patent-leather shoes like bananas) in an effort to ease his promotion. There must be a cold Turkey and a cold ham at every party and she must suffer her ridiculous mother-in-law. Bitter arguments are relieved by bleak silences. As the realities of married life wash away her rosy dream of it, Christine begins to wonder if Vinson is really what she wants.

First published in 1953, No More Meadows unravels the threads of a very real marriage. Full of her inimitable warmth and sense of idiosyncratic character, Monica Dickens explores Christine's heart-warming - - and at times heart-breaking - search for happiness.

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : Hardback
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Title: The Nightingales Are Singing
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-340-82562-7 / 978-1-340-82562-1
Publisher: Palala Press
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December 1959 : UK Hardback

Title: No More Meadows
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-7181-0274-6 / 978-0-7181-0274-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Nightingales Are Singing - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-295-04794-2 / 978-1-295-04794-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: No More Meadows (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-4482-0311-2 / 978-1-4482-0311-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Nightingales Are Singing
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-179-47713-8 / 978-1-179-47713-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: No More Meadows
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-14-002354-2 / 978-0-14-002354-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: No More Meadows
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-5226-9595-8 / 978-1-5226-9595-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: No More Meadows
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: No More Meadows
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: No More Meadows (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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