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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Norman Conquests

A Trilogy of Plays: Table Manners; Living Together; Round and Round the Garden

by Alan Ayckbourn

“To write one brilliant comedy is a feat. To write three in a row, all about the same people, is a tour de force so exceptional I can only throw my hat in the air and rejoice.” –John Barber, Daily Telegraph

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 224
  • Publication Date April 01, 1979
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3134-8
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $17.00

About The Book

This brilliant comic trilogy details the amorous exploits of Norman, assistant librarian, whose one aim is to make the women of his life happy—these women being, as it happens, three sisters, one of them his wife, who can’t wear contact lenses because “life with Norman is full of unexpected eye movements.” Each play stands uproariously on its own yet interlocks with the others to form an ingenious Chinese puzzle of successive relations.

Praise

The Norman Conquests is not only funny but impossibly wise about sex, marriage, love, and loneliness.” –Frank Rich, Time

“To write one brilliant comedy is a feat. To write three in a row, all about the same people, is a tour de force so exceptional I can only throw my hat in the air and rejoice.” –John Barber, Daily Telegraph

“A landmark of theatrical achievement.” –Daily Mail