Thank you for shopping with us
every book you buy helps support our independent journalism

More Women Than Men

Ivy Compton-Burnett

(author)

Paperback
The electrically witty story of a headmistress struggling to retain an iron grip on the hidden plots and allegiances in her girls' school, reissued for the first time in decades.
In stock
SKU
9781911590415
Price £9.29 RRP £9.99

Worldwide delivery available. Read more...

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

The inside story of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

Chosen as the Observer’s book of the week

As another term begins at her girls' school, Josephine Napier reasserts her iron grip over her teachers and family. Her air of studied self-sacrifice conceals ruthless manipulation, but with the introduction of a male teacher to her staff and the return of an old rival for her husband's affections, the mask begins to slip. Old deceptions and new rivalries come to the surface, and the starched perfection of her life is threatened. A consummate expression of Ivy Compton-Burnett's unique style, full of viciously witty dialogue laced with double meanings and veiled insults, More Women Than Men is a masterful dissection of gender and power by an essential twentieth-century writer.
More Information
Book publisherPushkin Press
Publication date27 May 2021
FormatPaperback
Pages256
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:More Women Than Men

Our pick of this month's best new books

Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?