The Driver’s Seat
by Muriel Spark
In the current climate of dark female comedies, this Spark novel written in 1970 will not disappoint. The bold heroine – Lise – is both unpredictable, rude and dangerous. She leaves her job to find her inner dark side… Hilarious and err… dark.
by Barbara Pym
Mildred is a ‘spinster’ in a world full of couples. A delicious social comedy set in the 1950s, where Mildred triumphs over convention. This offers a rather ruthless and witty take on the constraints of English society and the beginnings of a new feminism.