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Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner

Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Alyssa and Victoria recommend! Forty-seven-year-old Lolly Willowes is a conventional maiden aunt, an unpaid companion and babysitter to her brothers' children. After years of submission to her controlling family, she develops a longing for the countryside and dark, wild places that impels her to flee London for a remote village. Lolly soon discovers that her new neighbors are a coven of bohemian witches and eventually encounters Satan himself — a genial country gentleman who's ready to make a pact. 

The first-ever selection of the Book of the Month Club upon its 1926 publication, Lolly Willowes was a surprise international bestseller. This proto-feminist work has since been chosen as one of the Guardian's 100 Best Novels of All Time, and it remains a richly satirical novel that celebrates the joys of self-actualization.

By Sylvia Townsend Warner. Paperback. 222 pages. Published by New York Book Review Classics, 1999.

Victoria's thoughtsI already wanted to forsake all of my duties and leave for some windswept village of my choosing. Reading this book did not help, and I mean that in the best way possible. An important story told by an incredible writer.