Wesley, Mary A Sensible Life

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She was a thin, lonely child with huge eyes and an extensive vocabulary of French foul language.  Amongst the elegant middle-class British families holidaying in Dinard in 1926--leading their privileged lives of secure routine pleasures--Flora was a ten-year-old misfit.  Ignored by her self-absorbed parents, unloved, and pitied by the pleasant, stylish people in Brittany that summer, Flora was--peripherally--included in their gracious circles.  And there, meeting kindly civilised people for the first time, she fell in love--with Cosmo--with Hubert--with Feix.  It took forty years for the love affairs to be explored, consummated and finally resolved.

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"I loved every word of it"
-Christopher Wordsworth, Guardian

"It is delicious...she writes with the knowledge and wisdon of serene old age and the emotional exuberance of glowing young womanhood"
-Patrick Skene Catling, Daily Telegraph

"Such good company that in more than one sense it's hard to put down"
-David Hughes, Mail on Sunday

"This is a splendid novel; it is a delight to see Wesley in glorious form"
-Miranda Seymour, Evening Standard

About the Author:

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office. She published her first novel ( Jumping the Queue) at the age of seventy, and went on to write a further nine novels. Mary Wesley died in 2002.

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