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Edward is throwing a dinner party with Binny , his mistress. Aware that she has long been denied those small intimacies that his wife takes for granted - choosing a birthday present for his sister, for example, or sorting his socks - he wants to give her a chance to feel more involved in his life, to socialise with some of his friends (the discreet ones). Things are a little awkward to begin with - a late start and him having to be away by half past ten - but everything seems to be going well. But then some uninvited, and reather forceful guests arrive, and it doesn't look like Edward is going to make it home on time.
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Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.Review:
Beryl Bainbridge is a genuine original, with a macabre imagination and a wonderful gift for catching tones of speech * NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS * Painfully comical and well observed ... the constant frissons of anxiety and embarassment make it all the funnier * SUNDAY TIMES * I found myself laughing till the tears ran down my cheeks ... it is all horribly true to life ... a most excellent book and no one should miss it * Auberon Waugh *
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Book Description George Braziller, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0807608815
Book Description George Braziller, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110807608815
Book Description George Braziller. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807608815 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1321078