The Gifts of War
'Her feelings for the child redeemed her from bitterness, and shed some light on the dark industrial terraces and the waste lands of the city's rubble.'
One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, Margaret Drabble is an unmatched observer of postwar English lives, portraying social change, sexual liberation, landscape, class and the messy complications of human...more
The Gifts of War tells of a brief journey through the barren wasteland of the human condition. Focusing on the how survival instinct demands we cling to whatever meaning we can find in the chaotic seas of humanity, the story revolves thematically around violence, and its place in the heart of our personal, social, and educationa ...more
Drabble has famously been engaged in a long-running feud with her novelist sister, A.S. Byatt, over the alleged appropriation of a family tea-set in one of her nove ...more