Zoë Fairbairns

Novels

book iconBenefits
Cover - BENEFITSFirst published in 1979, Benefits is a feminist dystopia in which a patriarchal British government uses the social security system to persecute rebellious women.

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book iconStand We At Last
cocer - STAND WE AT LASTThis family saga, first published in 1983 and still available through print-on-demand, follows five generations of women, from the mid-19th century to the 1970s. "Travels a long way in time and space. gives a resume of the last hundred years of women's struggle for emancipation, while telling a rattling good tale." (Times Literary Supplement)

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book iconHere Today
cover - HERE TODAYSet in London in the early 1980s when most offices still clattered to the sound of manual typewriters and word processors were only a rumour, this crime novel tells the story of a temp who disappears and another who goes to look for her. Winner of the 1984 Fawcett Book Prize, it was described by Tribune as "racy, crisp and yes, very thrilling", and by the New Statesman as "witty, provocative, ironic and lots of fun."

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book iconClosing
cover - CLOSINGThe story of four women who went on a sales training course, and the men they left behind. Spare Rib magazine described it as "a subtly feminist version of the power-sex-and-money sagas... highly enjoyable." Fay Weldon wrote in Books Magazine: "Such a pleasure to read, such fun, so intelligent, so perspicacious, so well-plotted, so unobtrusively moral, so elating, I find myself in danger of writing an extended quote rather than a proper review."

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book iconDaddy's Girls
cover DADDY'S GIRLSThe story of three sisters growing up in a marriage where the father is violent and unfaithful, and the mother covers up for him. The Sunday Times said: "Fairbairns writes with zest and wit. The cumulative drama is fascinating, as lies spawn more lies, and the women show themselves increasingly handicapped by their failure to register reality."

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book iconOther Names
cover OTHER NAMESThe story of one woman who is about to lose all her money through the collapse of the Lloyd's of London insurance market, and another who never had any money in the first place. They meet through their shared love for a slick charmer called Boniface Bennett, who has his own plans for both of them. This novel was shortlisted for the 1998 Romantic Novelists' Association award.

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