Title Profile & Character Information

The Queen of the Tambourine

Annotation
"The novel traces the emotional breakdown - and then the restoration - of Eliza Peabody, a smart and wildly imaginative woman who has become unbearably isolated in her prosperous home in present-day South London. The letters Eliza writes to a neighbor - a neighbor whom she hardly knows - reveal the story of her self-propelled descent into madness. Eliza must reach the very bottom of this inner downward spiral before she can once again find health and serenity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1991  Costa Book Awards

Characters
NamePeabody, Eliza
GenderFemale
TraitMentally ill

GenreEpistolary
Sociological
Psychological
Fiction
TopicsSocial isolation
Mental illness
Women
SettingLondon, England
Suburb