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Grace Fairfax lives with her dull, conventional husband Tom in a grey manufacturing town in the north of England. At 34 she finds that her external life of dreary routine fails to match up to her lush, wistful, and dreamy internal life. Norah, her energetic and chaotic friend, is equally settled in her own marriage to an irritable university professor. Then Hugh Miller and his sister Claire descend upon the quiet town. On all four, the hypnotic charm of these two visitors exerts an enchanting spell. And after their departure, life—having been violently disrupted—will never be quite the same again.
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Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) was born at Bourne End, Bucks. She wrote her first novel, DUSTY ANSWER aged 26 & established her reputation with A NOTE IN MUSIC. One of the most distinguished novelists of the twentieth century, she was created a CBE in 1982.Review:
She uses words with the enjoyment and mastery with which Renoir used to paint.―Rebecca West
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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11086068248X
Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX086068248X
Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 086068248X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.2220057