Heat Wave

Heat Wave

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Pauline is spending the summer at World's End, a cottage somewhere in the middle of England. This year the adjoining cottage is occupied by her daughter Teresa and baby grandson Luke; and, of course, Maurice, the man Teresa married. As the hot months unfold, Maurice grows ever more involved in the book he is writing - and with his female copy editor - and Pauline can only watch in dismay and anger as her daughter repeats her own mistakes in love. The heat and tension will lead to a violent, startling climax. In "Heat Wave", Penelope Lively gives us a moving portrayal of a fragile family damaged and defined by adultery, and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect the ones she loves.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 18mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141196823
  • 9780141196824
  • 356,101

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Extraordinarily good, intelligent and perceptive... very moving -- Susan Hill

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About Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed author of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, winning once for Moon Tiger in 1987.

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