Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner

Penguin Little Clothbound Classics


Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner / ISBN 9780241573785 / 201-page hardback in Penguin's Little Clothbound Classics series


Lolly Willowes, so gentle and accommodating, has depths no one suspects. When she suddenly announces that she is leaving London and moving, alone, to the depths of the countryside, her overbearing relatives are horrified. But Lolly has a greater, far darker calling than family: witchcraft.

"The book I'll be pressing into people's hands forever is Lolly Willowes . . . Starting as a straightforward, albeit beautifully written family saga, it tips suddenly into extraordinary, lucid wildness" Helen Macdonald

"A great shout of life and individuality ... an act of defiance that gladdens the soul" -- Justine Jordan, The Guardian

"My comfort read" -- Tracey Thorn

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Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978) was a poet, short-story writer, and novelist. Her first novel, Lolly Willowes, appeared in 1926 and was the first ever Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Over the course of her long career, Warner published six more novels, seven books of poetry, a translation of Proust, fourteen volumes of short stories, and a biography of T.H. White.

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