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Miss Peabody's Inheritance

(1983)
A novel by

 
 
A dazzling comic novel - a delightful romp and a blistering satire. "Reading Jolley makes one feel alive." - Lemony Snicket.

Miss Peabody, a lonely spinster in London, writes a fan letter to Diana Hopewell, an Australian novelist. In reply, Hopewell sends installments of her novel-in-progress, the zany adventures of a trio of gently lesbian ladies, a headmistress and two companions, touring Europe with a hapless student. With each mail delivery, Miss Peabody's involvement with the novelist and her characters intensifies until fantasy and reality poignantly merge. "Wonderful . . . gives great pleasure" (New York Times Book Review).

Genre: General Fiction

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November 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Miss Peabody's Inheritance
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-670-47952-7 / 978-0-670-47952-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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1984 : Australia Hardback
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Title: MISS PEABODY'S INHERITANCE.
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-7022-1782-4 / 978-0-7022-1782-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Univ. of Qld Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Miss Peabody's Inheritance (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 1-4596-9682-4 / 978-1-4596-9682-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Miss Peabody's Inheritance (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-89255-370-7 / 978-0-89255-370-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Persea
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July 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miss Peabody's Inheritance (King Penguin)
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-14-008858-X / 978-0-14-008858-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Miss Peabody's Inheritance
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-14-007743-X / 978-0-14-007743-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1983 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Miss Peabody's inheritance
Author(s): Elizabeth Jolley
ISBN: 0-7022-1792-1 / 978-0-7022-1792-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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