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Fay Weldon


UK flag (1931 - 2023)

After hard times and odd jobs as a lone parent, Fay Weldon became one of the top advertising copywriters of her generation. She moved to TV drama (writing the pilot episode of the iconic series Upstairs Downstairs) then turned to novels – including the classic The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Cloning of Joanna May. She was made a CBE for services to literature and was a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
 

Genres: Historical, General Fiction
 
Series
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Love & Inheritance
   1. Habits of the House (2012)
   2. Long Live the King (2013)
   3. The New Countess (2013)
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Spoils of War
   1. Before the War (2016)
   2. After the Peace (2018)
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Novels
   The Fat Woman's Joke (1968)
     aka ... And the Wife Ran Away
   Down Among the Women (1971)
   Female Friends (1974)
   Little Sisters (1974)
     aka Words of Advice
   Remember Me (1976)
   Praxis (1978)
   Puffball (1980)
   The President's Child (1982)
   The Heart of the Country (1986)
   The Shrapnel Academy (1986)
   The Hearts and Lives of Men (1987)
   Leader of the Band (1988)
   The Cloning of Joanna May (1989)
   Darcy's Utopia (1990)
   Growing Rich (1992)
   Life Force (1992)
   Question of Timing (1992)
   Affliction (1993)
     aka Trouble
   Splitting (1995)
   Worst Fears (1995)
   Big Women (1997)
     aka Big Girls Don't Cry
   Rhode Island Blues (2000)
   The Bulgari Connection (2001)
   Mantrapped (2004)
   She May Not Leave (2005)
   The Spa Decameron (2007)
     aka The Spa
   The Stepmother's Diary (2008)
   Chalcot Crescent (2009)
   Kehua! (2010)
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Collections
   Watching Me, Watching You (1981)
   Polaris (1985)
   Moon Over Minneapolis (1991)
   Angel, All Innocence (1995)
   Wicked Women (1995)
   A Hard Time to Be a Father (1998)
   Nothing to Wear and Nowhere to Hide (2002)
   Poolside (2007) (with others)
   Great Escapes (2008) (with others)
   Mischief (2015)
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Chapbooks
   The Rules of Life (1987)
   Wolf the Mechanical Dog (1988)
   The Roots of Violence (1989)
   Party Puddle (1989)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Ted Dreams (2014)
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Non fiction
   Letters to Alice (1984)
   Rebecca West (1985)
   Sacred Cows (1989)
   Godless in Eden (1999)
   Auto Da Fay (2002)
   What Makes Women Happy (2006)
   Why Will No-One Publish My Novel? (2018)
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Omnibus editions
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Fay Weldon recommends
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The Water Garden (2021)
Louise Soraya Black
"Beautifully written and very English in its landscape-love, family-love and garden-love."
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The Island Child (2020)
Molly Aitken
"The Island Child is the story of a mother's relationship with a misbegotten daughter, sensitively and subtly told."
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Tubing (2018)
K A McKeagney
"A modern day Looking for Mr Goodbar."

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Anthologies containing stories by Fay Weldon
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The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Peter Haining
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Crossing the Border (1998)
Tales of Erotic Ambiguity
edited by
Lisa Tuttle

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