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Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was born in Dublin, grew up in London, and received her university education at Oxford and Cambridge. She was the author of twenty-six novels and also wrote several works of philosophy, criticism, and drama. Her novel The Sea, the Sea won the Booker Prize in 1978.

Karen Armstrong is one of the most renowned historians of religion at work today. A former Catholic nun and a bestselling author, her books include The Battle for God; A History of God; Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths; and her Penguin Lives biography, Buddha.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Widows -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
France, Southern -- Fiction.
Ex-nuns -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.