The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble
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The Pure Gold Baby Summary
Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married professor turns her into a single mother. Anna is a pure gold baby with a delightful sunny nature. But as it becomes clear that Anna will not be a normal child, the book circles questions of responsibility, potential, even age, with Margaret Drabble's characteristic intelligence, sympathy, and wit.
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"In the end, very little happens, and though Drabble's intelligence is evident, the story drags." - Publishers Weekly
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Margaret Drabble Author Biography
Margaret Drabble was born in 1939 in Sheffield, England. Her father was a
barrister, county court judge and a novelist. Her sister is the author A.S.
attended the Mount School in York from where she won a scholarship to Newnham
College, Cambridge to read English. She received a Starred First (First Class
Honours with Distinction - which is rarely awarded). After graduating from
Cambridge she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford where she
understudied for Vanessa Redgrave.
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