The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend

About the book

The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she’s wanted to yell at the world, ‘Stop! I want to get off’. Finally, this is her chance.

Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva’s defiance spreads.

Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently. .

 

 Reviewed by Enjoying Books

Mixed views. Some really enjoyed the humour and appreciated the study of different personalities – others thought the characters too far fetched”

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