The Birdcage

Contemporary Fiction edition of John Bowen's novel of a modern relationship. From Fantastic Fiction: "In John Bowen's The Birdcage Peter Ash and Norah Palmer have been living together for nine years. Having never seen the point in getting married they are the epitome of a modern successful career-oriented couple; Peter is the compere for a series of 'art' films and Norah is the Script Editor for the Drama Department of a commercial television company. Why then when holidaying in Venice does Peter decide to break up their long-lasting relationship? What happens to their order and sense of self when he succeeds? By turns wildly funny and frightening The Birdcage is a novel about the end of a love affair, the repercussions and the emotional fallout. A host of brilliantly created characters people the book, including Bunty Bates the policewoman, and Edward Laverick, a playwright who finds himself the object of a hunt." Book is in good clean condition, tight and crisp. Jacket is in good condition with very light edgewear, some dust/foxing. 208 pages, 5 x 7 inches.


  • The Birdcage
  • John Bowen
  • Faber and Faber, 1964