The Cost of Living : Living Autobiography 2-9780241977569

The Cost of Living : Living Autobiography 2 by Levy, Deborah

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Author: Levy, Deborah

Autobiography: literary

Published on 7 February 2019 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Living Autobiography' series.

Paperback | 208 pages
130 x 197 x 11 | 150g

A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURYWINNER OF THE PRIX FEMINA ETRANGER 2020Following on from the critically acclaimed Things I Don't Want to Know, discover the powerful second memoir in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography'.

'I can't think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman' Observer 'Life falls apart.

We try to get a grip and hold it together.

And then we realise we don't want to hold it together . . .' The final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography', Real Estate, is available now.

'I just haven't stopped reading it . . . it talks so beautifully about being a woman' Billie Piper on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs'It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except herself. Wonderful' Guardian 'Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy's every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise . . . a brilliant writer' Daily Telegraph 'A graceful and lyrical rumination on the questions, 'What is a woman for? What should a woman be?'' Tatler 'Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor-sharp insights' Financial Times