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The Room Upstairs

The Room Upstairs

(1966)
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A grim, relentless story, with touches of the macabre, about a proud woman hanging grimly on to what is left of her well-remembered past; a mad woman ready to kill to preserve her peace of mind.

Great-granddaughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper-middle-class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands, in 1939. Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children's books known as The World's End series which dealt with rescuing animals, and to some extent children. After the death of her husband in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death, aged 77.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1966 : UK Hardback
Title: Room Upstairs
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-434-19201-5 / 978-0-434-19201-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Room Upstairs (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-4482-0668-5 / 978-1-4482-0668-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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January 1968 : UK Paperback
Title: The room upstairs
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-330-02101-X / 978-0-330-02101-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Room Upstairs
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 1-5226-7736-4 / 978-1-5226-7736-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Room Upstairs
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

May 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Room Upstairs
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Room Upstairs (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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