the snow ball


by Brigid Brophy

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When Anna is kissed by a mysterious stranger at a masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins … ‘So original and refreshing.’ Hilary Mantel ‘Brilliantly seductive … A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.’ Sarah Waters’Superb …

Sheer artistic insolence.’ Iris Murdoch’A great novel … A swirling, sumptuous, sensual feast.’ Guardian’A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion … Fiction at its finest.’ Eley Williams London, New Year’s Eve.

Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of a masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone – until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a dance of seduction charged by clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an frenzy of operatic proportions – until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter …

A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy’s The Snow Ball is ripe to seduce a new generation of readers. ‘I read it in one sitting … Wonderful!’ Claire-Louise Bennett’One of the wittiest British writers of the past half century …

A comet in her day.’ Terry Castle