The Snow Ball: Brigid Brophy


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Author Brigid, Brophy Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 0571362877 EAN 9780571362875 BIC Code Cover Paperback

‘Superb … Sheer artistic insolence.’ Iris Murdoch

‘Brilliantly seductive … A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.’ Sarah Waters

The scandalous 1960s cult classic with a foreword by Eley Williams: when Anna is kissed by a masked figure at a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins.

London, New Year’s Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of an eighteenth-century themed masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone, mourning her youth – until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious masked figure kisses her on the mouth.

Thus begins a heady dance of seduction charged by other clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an erotic frenzy of operatic proportions – until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter … A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy’s The Snow Ball is a dazzling festive classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers.

‘A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion … Brophy’s art is fiction at its finest.’ Eley Williams

‘A magical capering beast by a comet in her day.’ Terry Castle

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