Everything you need to understand or teach The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge.
The Bottle Factory Outing is a novel about the lives of two women who share an apartment in London and work at a wine factory. Brenda, who left her abusive husband in the country to come live in the city, is a shy woman who is afraid to speak up for herself and gets pushed around by other people. Freda, an outspoken dreamer, is bossy and likes to feel that she has control over her less-fortunate roommate. Freda has planned an outing for all of the employees at the factory.
The outing begins poorly. The van that the workers had hired for the outing is missing and some of the workers are forced to go home. Others pile into two cars to go to the countryside. Freda is in love with Vittorio, the nephew of Mr. Paganotti, the owner of the factory. Vittorio, it turns out, is engaged...
The Bottle Factory Outing Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including: