The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
IN ANYONE else s hands this could be an entirely different – and hugely inferior – story but Margaret Atwood handles it with intelligence, strength and grace. The book focuses on three women Tony, Charis and Roz, survivors of the beautiful, smart, manipul
IN ANYONE else's hands this could be an entirely different - and hugely inferior - story but Margaret Atwood handles it with intelligence, strength and grace.
The book focuses on three women Tony, Charis and Roz, survivors of the beautiful, smart, manipulative, greedy Zenia, who despite apparently being dead, reappears one day when they are having lunch.
Zenia has injured them all in the past in many ways and none of the women welcome her return.
This could so easily have descended into chick-lit catfight territory but coming from Atwood's pen it is so much more than that.
You may also want to watch:
Tony, Charis and Roz are well-drawn, interesting characters who live real, believable, and far from perfect lives, who have troubled backgrounds and with the reappearance of Zenia, fear they face a difficult future as well.
- 1 Letchworth BID responds after manager unexpectedly jailed
- 2 What are the outstanding schools in Hertfordshire?
- 3 Stevenage unveil Amazon's Prime Gaming as new sponsors on new kit
- 4 Christopher Hewett: Teenage boys found guilty of murder and manslaughter
- 5 Walk-in vaccine slots available this week
- 6 Police hunt 36-year-old wanted for harassment and restraining order breaches
- 7 How many people in our area have been 'pinged' by NHS COVID app?
- 8 Tributes after Stevenage Forum co-founder dies
- 9 Girl reportedly touched by man while walking home from school
- 10 Did you know St Trinian's school was once in north Hertfordshire?