Caroline Blackwood’s macabre and wickedly funny portrait of a monstrous, iron-willed dowager presiding over her long-suffering family.

Great Granny Webster, as she sat silent and impassive in her straight-backed hard Victorian gothic chair, was the embodiment of everything that was ‘correct’ in the traditions of her aristocratic family. But the insidious effect of this terrible old woman upon her daughter was far-reaching.

The Booker Prize 1977
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 Caroline Blackwood

Caroline Blackwood

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Caroline Blackwood was a prolific journalist and her novels are widely praised for their wit and intelligence.
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