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The Resource Freya : a novel, Anthony Quinn

Freya : a novel, Anthony Quinn

Label
Freya : a novel
Title
Freya
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Quinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, May 1945. Freya Wyley, twenty, meets Nancy Holdaway, eighteen, amid the wild celebrations of VE Day, the prelude to a devoted and competitive friendship that will endure on and off for the next two decades. Freya, wilful, ambitious, outspoken, pursues a career in newspapers which the chauvinism of Fleet Street and her own impatience conspire to thwart, while Nancy, gentler, less self-confident, struggles to get her first novel published. Both friends become entangled at university with Robert Cosway, a charismatic young man whose own ambition will have a momentous bearing on their lives. Flitting from war-haunted Oxford to the bright new shallows of the 1960s, Freya plots the unpredictable course of a woman's life and loves against a backdrop of Soho pornographers, theatrical peacocks, willowy models, priapic painters, homophobic blackmailers, political careerists. Beneath the relentless thrum of changing times and a city being reshaped, we glimpse the eternal: the battles fought by women in pursuit of independence, the intimate mysteries of the human heart, and the search for love. Stretching from the Nuremberg war trials to the advent of the TV celebrity, from innocence abroad to bitter experience at home, Freya presents the portrait of an extraordinary woman taking arms against a sea of political and personal tumult
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinn, Anthony
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Friendship
  • Women
  • Female friendship
  • Female friendship
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Women
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Freya : a novel, Anthony Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057177229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9781910702512
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)944935785
Label
Freya : a novel, Anthony Quinn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057177229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9781910702512
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)944935785

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