A Natural Curiosity

A Natural Curiosity

eBook - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Alix Bowen and Liz Headleand have been friends since Cambridge. Now middle-aged, Alix and her husband Brian have settled in a small town in the moors of northern England. Politically liberal and attracted to the unknown, Alix has developed a friendship with a convicted murderer, having promised to help him find his long-lost mother. Liz, a successful psychiatrist and socially well-connected, has an insatiable desire to understand the psyches of strangers, while putting her own on hold. But when her sister, Shirley, makes a drastic life change, Liz is forced to turn her ever-observant eye inward, discovering things about herself she had buried deep within. In this stunning return to the beloved friends of The Radiant Way, Margaret Drabble once more shows us a world rich and wonderfully nuanced, with her singular wit and keen insight.
Publisher: Boston, Mass :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780544286399
Characteristics: 1 online resource

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 05, 2016

This is part two of a trilogy. The first part was: A Radiant Way, which I liked better than this novel. The third part of this trilogy is The Gates of Ivory.

Aug 24, 2012

Rich, witty, sarcastic style, but in my opinion too many characters that do not get fleshed out (so that they can be used in the sequel?)

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at PMPL

To Top