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Varying Degrees of Hopelessness

(1991)
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In an eminent London art institute - the Catafalque - Our Heroine Isabel (she of the obsessional habits, perpetual virginity and peculiar belly button) sit in wistful contemplation of Chardin's brushstrokes and the virile red socks of passing lecturers. Isabel's wholly imaginary love life (based on the romantic notions of authoress Babs Cartwheel) bears little resemblance to that of her flatmate Pol, who prefers to grip reality by the balls. Enter Robert, victim of an American childhood, kitsch memorabilia, academic rivalry, Pol's belly-dancing and Isabel's mute adoration. Can he be perverse enough not to despair?

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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Varying Degrees of Hopelessness
Author(s): Lucy Ellmann
ISBN: 0-241-13153-7 / 978-0-241-13153-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Varying Degrees of Hopelessness
Author(s): Lucy Ellmann
ISBN: 0-7475-6272-5 / 978-0-7475-6272-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Varying Degrees of Hopelessness
Author(s): Lucy Ellmann
ISBN: 0-14-015624-0 / 978-0-14-015624-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Varying Degrees of Hopelessness
Author(s): Lucy Ellmann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK