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Novel On Yellow Paper

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780860681465

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ON SALE: 2nd April 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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INTRODUCED BY RACHEL COOKE

‘Virginia Woolf’s roving consciousness lies behind the prose in Novel on Yellow Paper, but the tone owes more to Dorothy Parker . . . When first published in 1936, it overnight turned Smith into a celebrity . . . the subversiveness of this novel has never lost its appeal, its greatness lying in its exuberant celebration of the uncircumscribed spirit’ – Frances Spalding, Independent

Stevie’s alter ego Pompey is young, in love and working as a secretary for the magnificent Sir Phoebus Ullwater. In between making coffee and typing letters for Sir Phoebus, Pompey scribbles down – on yellow office paper – her quirky thoughts. Her flights of imagination take in Euripedes, sex education, Nazi Germany and the Catholic Church, shattering conventions in their wake.

Virago Modern Classics