I'll Go to Bed at Noon

I'll Go to Bed at Noon

Book - 2004
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A follow-up to Gerard Woodward's previous novel 'August', this title charts the disintegration of Colette Jones' entire immediate family through alcohol abuse. As the story lurches from tragedy to farce and back again, it presents a stark portrait of the years leading up to the Thatcher revolution.
Publisher: London, England : Chatto & Windus, 2004.
ISBN: 9780701171186
Characteristics: 437 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: I will go to bed at noon


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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

August introduced us to the Jones family and in I’ll Go to Bed at Noon Woodward continues their story into the pre-Thatcherite seventies in London. Colette, the mother, now a full-fledged alcoholic, affects the whole family. Their lives revolve around pubs and drinking, and the attempts by Colette to understand and save her dysfunctional family from implosion. Woodward’s sense of humour and his compassion for his idiosyncratic characters draw us to the Joneses and we wish for contentment in their desperate lives.

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