Freda and Brenda spend their days working in an Italian-run wine-bottling factory. A work outing offers promise for Freda and terror from Brenda; passions run high on that chilly day of freedom, and life after the outing never returns to normal. Beryl Bainbridge will dazzle readers in this offbeat, haunting yet hilarious novel.She wore no make-up. ... Brenda begged her to keep her eyes open so that she would observe the precise moment she was plucked from the bench, but Freda never bothered. ... a#39;Please keep your eye on me. ... They left the steel rods squirting out wine, pumped up from the cellar beneath into the dark rotating bottles, bashfully to hold the cool outstretched fingers of the ... What style she had a the large English girl with the milk-white skin and eyelids stained the colour of cornflowers.
|Title||:||The Bottle Factory Outing|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-09-02|