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The Queen of the Tambourine
The Queen of the Tambourine
Author: Jane Gardam
With prose that is vibrant witty and off-the-wall, The Queen of the Tambourine traces the emotional breakdown and eventual restoration of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous home in present-day South London. — The letters Eliza writes to her neighbor, a woman whom she hardly kno...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312131517
ISBN-10: 0312131518
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 226
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: St Martins Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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I found this one to be a terrific read as a (classic British) farce; it's only late in the book did it become apparent that the neighbors' concern wasn't so "misplaced" as it'd seemed. Deus-ex-machina(ish) ending wrapped things up a bit *too* neatly, but Gardam is a real pro at combining the characters, setting, and plot structure into a book I really didn't want to end.
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The first Jane Gardam that I have ever read. Quirky and wonderful!
She grows on you. Now go and read Old Filth, fabulous!!
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