Seven Sisters, The
Candida Wilton arrives in London ? alone, divorced and without much money. Yet she is filled with a strange excitement ? what might happen to her now in her final years? Prepared to fill her empty life with little events and pleasures ? trips to a gym, visits to her reading group ? she finds her horizons broadened by an unexpected windfall. Gathering together six travelling companions ? women friends from childhood, from married life and after ? Candida maps out the journey she has long dreamed of: to Tunis, Naples and Pompeii. Perhaps, she wonders, we can make anything happen if only we have the nerve.
Margaret Drabble was awarded a CBE in 1980. She is also the author of "The Radiant Way", "A Natural Curiosity", "The Gates of Ivory" and "The Peppered Moth".