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Paperback:Innocence:2013 Paperback
Author: Fitzgerald, Penelope
Year: 2013
Description: Originally published: London : Collins, 1986 A new edition of the Booker Prize winner Penelope Fitzgerald's best-loved novel of romance in post-war Italy, with a new introduction by Julian Barnes. The Ridolfis are a Florentine family of long lineage and little money. It is 1955, and the family, like its decrepit villa and farm, has seen better days. Only eighteen-year-old Chiara shows anything like vitality. Chiara has set her heart on Salvatore, a young and brilliant doctor who resolved long ago to be emotionally dependent on no one. Faced with this, she calls on her English girlfriend Barney to help her make the impossible match.
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Paperback:Human Voices:2014:Reissue ed Paperback
Author: Fitzgerald, Penelope
Year: 2014
Description: Originally published: London: William Collins, 1980 From the Booker Prizewinning author of `Offshore' and `The Blue Flower'; a funny, touching, authentic story of life at Broadcasting House during the Blitz. The human voices of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel are those of the BBC in the first years of the World War II, the time when the Concert Hall was turned into a dormitory for both sexes, the whole building became a target for enemy bombers, and in the BBC - as elsewhere - some had to fail and some had to die, but where the Nine O'clock News was always delivered, in impeccable accents, to the waiting nation.
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Paperback:At Freddie's:2013:New edition Paperback
Author: Fitzgerald, Penelope
Year: 2013
Description: Originally published: London: Collins, 1982 From the Booker Prize-winner of `Offshore' comes this entertaining tale of a chaotic stage school and its singular headmistress. With a new introduction by Simon Callow. It is the 1960s, in London's West End, and Freddie is the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School. Of unknown age and provenance, Freddie is a skirt-swathed enigma a woman who by sheer force of character and single-minded thrust has turned herself and her school into a national institution. Anyone who is anyone must know Freddie. At Freddie's is a wickedly droll comedy of the theatre and its terminally eccentric devotees.
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Paperback:The Golden Child:2014 Paperback
Author: Fitzgerald, Penelope
Year: 2014
Description: Originally published: London : Duckworth, 1977 The Golden Child, Penelope Fitzgeralds first work of fiction, is a classically plotted British mystery centred around the arrival of the Golden Child at a London Museum. Far be it for the hapless Waring Smith, junior officer at a prominent London Museum, to expect any kind of thanks for his work on the opening of the year's biggest exhibition The Golden Child. But when he is nearly strangled to death by a shadowy assailant and packed off to Moscow to negotiate with a mysterious curator, he finds himself at the centre of a sinister web of conspiracy, fraudulent artifacts and murder Her first novel and a comic gem, The Golden Child is written with the sharp wit and unerring eye for human foibles that mark Penelope Fitzgerald out as a truly inimitable author, and one to be cherished.
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Leicester Libraries

Our annual survey is back and we need your views to help us improve our services. Visit your local library or community centre between the 13 and 26 February to comment on our services.

You will be able to complete via a paper copy, a public computer or by scanning a QR code on site with your own device. Staff will be on hand at most sites to assist if needed.

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