Lolly Willowes


by Sylvia Townsend Warner
published by Virago Modern Classics


With an introduction by Sarah Waters.

After the death of her adored father, Laura 'Lolly' Willowes settles into her role of the 'indispensable' maiden aunt of the family, wholly dependent, an unpaid nanny and housekeeper. Two decades pass; the children are grown, and Lolly unexpectedly moves to a village, alone. Here, happy and unfettered, she revels in a new existence, nagged only by the sense of a secret she has yet to discover...

'This is the witty, eerie, tender but firm life history of a middle-class Englishwoman who politely declines to make the expected connection with the opposite sex and becomes a witch instead.' — John Updike

- paperback, 201 pages
- product dimensions: 120 x 190 mm

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