Five-year-old Jack has been born and raised in a small room with his mother, where ‘Old Nick' holds them captive. Jack and his Ma live in Room, with just a small kitchen, bathtub, wardrobe, bed and television. Jack believes that life on TV is make belief, and that life in Room is the only real world.
Old Nick comes into Room through an electric locked door, to bring food and to spend the night with Ma. Whenever Old Nick comes, Jack hides inside the w... Slammerkin
Mary Saunders grew up dirt poor in London of the mid-1700s. In the midst of her poverty, she longs for nice things--particularly fine clothes. Her strong desire for a piece of red ribbon leads her into prostitution. After a brief, rough period alone, she meets and is taken in by an experienced prostitute, Doll. The time they share together is basically fun for Mary, who earns money to buy all the clothes she wants.
But when Doll gets sick, with ... Stir-Fry
Maria is an Irish teenager who heads off to the university in Dublin from her small town without much of a concept of who she is or what she wants. She finds a housing situation with two older roommates, one of whom (Ruth) takes on the role of a mother/older sister/mentor, while the other (Jael) is more unpredictable and harder to get along with. The story is basically about Maria's relationships as she tries to define herself to herself and others. S... The Sealed Letter
Emily “Fido” Faithfull is a pioneer of the British women's movement, swept up in the divorce of her old friend Helen Codrington. Emily Faithfull, affectionately known as Fido, encounters her old friend Helen Codrington who she has not seen for seven years, while walking down London's Farringdon Street.
Fido is the owner of a women's printing press, one of the leading pioneers of publications for the women's movement, hiring only female typesetters. S...