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The Sugar Mother

Written by Elizabeth Jolley (b.1923 d.2007)


An aging but handsome university professor, Edwin Page, is married to Cecilia a much young woman who is an obstetrician and a gynaecologist. (He was attracted to her in the first place by all the mysterious things she knew about the human body). When the childless Cecilia goes away for a year's study leave, Edwin finds himself more and more in the company of Leila and her mother who live next door. Leila's mother is a very good cook, and Leila, it turns out is perfectly willing to be a surrogate mother ...

ISBN 9780949206299 (Hardback)
Formats B Format (210 x 140mm) (Hardback)
Categories Fiction
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 1988
Pages 210
  • Elizabeth jolley

    Elizabeth Jolley (b.1923 d.2007)

    Elizabeth Jolley was born in the industrial Midlands of England and came to Western Australia in 1959 with her husband. She published twenty-three books, including novels, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and plays. Celebrated as one of Australia’s major writers, she also established a formidable international reputation, with her books being widely published throughout the world. She received an Order of Australia for services to Australian literature and was awarded honorary doctorates from four universities. Read more