Born OTD in 1919, British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist, Doris Lessing. The striking reissue of this classic Lessing novel. Widely regarded as one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Anna Wulf is a young novelist with writer’s block. Divorced, with a young child, and disillusioned by unsatisfactory relationships, she feels her life is falling apart. Fearing the onset of madness, she records her experiences in four coloured notebooks. The black notebook addresses her problems as a writer; the red her political life; the yellow her relationships and emotions; and the blue becomes a diary of everyday events. But it is the fifth notebook — the Golden Notebook — which is the key to her recovery and renaissance.

Bold and illuminating, fusing sex, politics, madness and motherhood, ‘The Golden Notebook’ is at once a wry and perceptive portrait … More

Born OTD in 1919, Iranian-born novelist, poet & playwright, Doris Lessing. The landmark novel of the 60s – a powerful account of a woman searching for her personal, political & professional identity while facing rejection and betrayal. In 1950s London, novelist Anna Wulf struggles with writer’s block. Divorced with a young child, & fearful of going mad, Anna records her experiences in four coloured notebooks: black for her writing life, red for political views, yellow for emotions, blue for everyday events.

  But it is a fifth notebook – the golden notebook – that finally pulls these wayward strands of her … More