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A Day Off

(1933)
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In A Day Off, Jameson tells of a day in the life of a middle-aged woman. A lonely woman, snatching at any relationship she can make. It is a story of great perception and understanding but tinged with bitterness and the inevitable sadness of isolation.

Storm Jameson (1891- 1986) born to a North Yorkshire family of shipbuilders. Jameson's fiery mother, who bore three girls, encouraged Storm (christened Margaret Storm) to pursue an academic education. After being taught privately and at Scarborough municipal school she won one of three county scholarships which enabled her to read English Literature at Leeds University. She then went on to complete an MA in European Drama at King's College London. During her career Jameson wrote forty-five novels, numerous pamphlets, essays, and reviews, in an effort to make money. Her personal life suffered, and her first marriage to schoolmaster Charles Douglas Clarke was an unhappy one. After they divorced in 1925, Jameson went on to marry Guy Chapman, a fellow author, and remained with him despite her apparent rejection of normal domestic life. Storm Jameson was always politically active, helping to publish a Marxist journal in the British section of the International Union of Revolutionary Writers in 1934 and attending anti-fascist rallies.


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Hardback Editions

January 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Day Off
Author(s): Storm Jameson
ISBN: 0-7066-0842-9 / 978-0-7066-0842-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Remploy
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December 1959 : UK Hardback
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Title: Day Off
Author(s): Storm Jameson
ISBN: 0-333-09043-8 / 978-0-333-09043-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Day Off (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Storm Jameson
ISBN: 1-4482-0008-3 / 978-1-4482-0008-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Day Off
Author(s): Storm Jameson
ISBN: 1-5366-4070-0 / 978-1-5366-4070-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Day Off
Author(s): Storm Jameson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Day Off
Author(s): Storm Jameson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Day Off (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Storm Jameson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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