The Snow Ball by Brigid Brophy
The scandalous 1960s cult classic with a foreword by Eley Williams: when Anna is kissed by a masked figure at a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins.
London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of an eighteenth-century themed masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone, mourning her youth - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious masked figure kisses her on the mouth.
Thus begins a heady dance of seduction charged by other clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an erotic 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 a dazzling festive classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers.
'A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion ... Brophy's art is fiction at its finest.' Eley Williams
'Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.' Iris Murdoch
'Brilliantly seductive ... A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.' Sarah Waters
Paperback / 224 pages