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The queen of the tambourine

by Jane Gardam

  • 67 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Picador USA in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • London (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Mentally ill women -- Fiction,
    • Social isolation -- Fiction,
    • London (England) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJane Gardam.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6057.A623 Q84 1996b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination226 p. ;
      Number of Pages226
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL967807M
      ISBN 100312143982
      LC Control Number96004265

      Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam is an epistolary novel about 51 year old Eliza Peabody. All the letters are from Eliza to Joan, a woman from across the street who has disappeared. She writes to Joan just telling her the ordinary things going on about her days/5(8). Click to read more about The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(19).

      Old Filth, considered by many to be Gardam’s best book, is the story of Edward Feathers, a Queen’s Counsel barrister who made his fortune practicing in Hong Kong. His nickname, Filth, comes not from any lack of personal hygiene, but from a vaguely derogatory acronym used about lawyers who fled the home country: Failed In London, Try Hong Kong.   Queen of the Tambourine is the first novel I've read by Jane Gardam and though I'm impressed by her style and her writing, I wouldn't exactly call this an enjoyable read. Winner of the Whitbread award for , the book consists of letters written by Eliza Peabody, a housewife in her fifties to her neighbor Joan who has recently abandoned her family to go on a worldwide adventure.

      Authors: Gardam, Jane. The Queen Of The Tambourine. Title: The Queen Of The Tambourine. Binding: Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Weight: Gms. Pages:   Winner of the Whitbread Award, The Queen of the Tambourine is Jane Gardam’s fourth novel, written well before Old Filth () which is the novel which brought her to my notice. I was rather fond of that novel because Sir Edward Feathers (whose nickname Old Filth (FILTH = Failed In London Try Hong Kong) reminded me of an eccentric friend of the family from my childhood.


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Unlike the emotional restraint of the eponymous character in Old Filth, our heroine in The Queen of the Tambourine seems to have no emotional filters at all. The book starts out breathtakingly manic as Joan writes a highly familiar and opinionated letter to her neighbor, who, it /5.

With prose that is vibrant and witty, 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 London neighborhood.

The letters Eliza writes to her neighbor, a woman whom she hardly knows, reveal her self-propelled descent into : Europa Editions, Incorporated. This splendidly engaging, quirky epistolary novel is told from the point of view of Eliza Peabody, a middle-aged woman living in present-day South London.

Eliza is an exceptionally unreliable. With prose that is vibrant and witty, 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 London neighborhood.

The letters Eliza writes to her neighbor, a woman whom she hardly knows, reveal her self-propelled descent into madness. Queen of the Tambourine Jane Gardam, Author Picador USA $11 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book. The Queen Of The Tambourine Paperback – 11 Jun.

by Jane Gardam (Author)/5(61). So I looked forward to reading The Queen of the Tambourine. It isn't easy. It is a difficult to read description of a woman losing touch with the world she lives in while creating an alternate reality that she organizes, manages and inhabits.

Read more. Helpful/5(61). With prose that is vibrant, witty, and off-the-wall, this recent winner of Britain's Whitbread Award for Best Novel of the Year traces the emotional breakdown--and then restoration--of Eliza /5(9). Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year.

From the author of Old prose that is vibrant and witty, 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 London neighborhood.

The letters Eliza writes to her neighbor, a woman. Her messages to Joan, filled with dramatic irony, show her to be far from the "helpful friend" she thinks herself.

When Joan sends her a pair of elaborate earrings, resembling tambourines, she is called the "The Queen of the Tambourine" by Barry, a young man dying in the hospice she sometimes visits.5/5(5). Now the same house brings us a reprint of an earlier novel by Gardam in The Queen of the Tambourine, which, inwon the Whitbread Book Award (now the Costa Book Award) for best novel.

Here, as in Old Filth, memory is the central element, though in this case it has invaded the present with a decidedly surreal : Katherine A.

Powers. In prose vibrant and witty, 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 London neighborhood. Eliza must reach the depths of her downward spiral before she can once again find health and serenity/5(K).

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Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times Book Critic 28th September Not so good. Very mixed feelings about this book. The queen of the tambourine. [Jane Gardam] -- In England, a housewife eggs on another to liberate herself and when the other abandons her family to travel the world pursues her with letters.

The missives, a jumble of apologies, condemnation. Home» Book» The Queen of the Tambourine (Paperback) The Queen of the Tambourine (Paperback) By Jane Gardam.

$ Add to Wish List. Hard to Find. About the Author. Jane Gardam has twice won the Whitbread Award, for The Hollow Land, and Queen of the Tambourine. Synopsis Eliza Peabody is one of those dangerously blameless women who believe they have God in their pocket.

She is a modern-day Florence Nightingale, always up at the Hospice or the Wives' club; she is too enthusiastic; she talks too much. “The Queen of the Tambourine” by Jane Gardam (Europa, $).

“Dear Joan,” writes Eliza Peabody in the letter that opens this hilarious yet poignant novel. “I think you ought to try to forget.

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The queen of the tambourine. [Jane Gardam] -- Eliza Peabody is one of those dangerously blameless women who believes she has God in her pocket bewitchingly the black comedy transforms itself into psychological thriller.

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By: Jane Gardam. Synopsis Eliza Peabody is one of those dangerously blameless women who believe they have God in their pocket.

She is a modern-day Florence Nightingale, always up at the Hospice or the Wives' club; she is too enthusiastic; she talks too much. This is a copyrighted book.

Reviews.In prose vibrant and witty, 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 London neighborhood.

Eliza must reach the depths of her downward spiral before she can once again find health and serenity.