The Best Of Friends
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The Best Of Friends

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Gina and Laurence have been the best of friends ever since they were teenagers. They have never been in love - just friends. Now, Gina is married to the exquisitely tasteful Fergus and lives in stylish perfection at High Place. Laurence is married to down-to-earth Hilary and lives in the Bee House, a home and hotel. Then, with elegant disdain, Fergus announces that he is leaving Gina and their teenage daughter. As Gina's misery ricochets through the two homes, she turns for emotional support to Laurence, her dearest friend. And as Laurence gives comfort, so his own marriage and the stability of his children edges towards destruction ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0552996432
  • 9780552996433
  • 130,373

About Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuaunces and dilemmas of life in present-day England. She has also written a number of historical novels and Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire and now lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.show more

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"Trollope at her best" Spectator "Undeniably warmhearted and socially topical...above all a novel filled with good advice" Observer "Truly, I couldn't put it down. I'm telling you, Trollope is a significant chronicler" Daily Mail "Trollope has a keen ear for the yelps of distress, as lives are sliced in half by shabby betrayal... A book that is as enjoyable as it is thoughtful" The Times "Trollope's bleakest and most satisfying work to date" The Sunday Timesshow more

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"Truly, I couldn't put it down. I'm telling you, Trollope is a significant chronicler"show more

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'Truly, I couldn't put it down.I'm telling you, Trollope is a significant chronicler' Daily Mail Gina and Laurence had been the best of friends ever since they were teenagers.They had never been in love - just friends.Now, Gina is married to the exquisitely tasteful Fergus and lives in stylish perfection at High Place.Laurence is married to down-to-earth and they have spent their married life turning The Bee House, into both home and hotel. Then, with elegant disdain, Fergus announces he is leaving Gina and their teenage daughter.As Gina's misery ricochets through the two homes, she turns for emotional support to Laurence, her dearest friend.And as Laurence gave comfort, so his own marriage and the stability of his children edges towards destruction. 'Warmhearted and socially topical...above all a novel filled with good advice' Observer 'Trollope at her best'Kate Hubbard' Spectatorshow more

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1,210 ratings
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4 31% (371)
3 40% (481)
2 9% (109)
1 2% (23)
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