Last Summer in Arcadia

Last Summer in Arcadia

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Tess, Maddy and Rita have been friends since they met in the civil service in Dublin. Now in their fifties, all three are married and living a very comfortable lifestyle. Each year, they holiday together and this year, their destination is the picturesque village of Collioure in Southern France. But as the holiday progresses, the cracks in their marriages begin to show. Fergus, Maddy's husband, has had a three-year affair, indeed a child, with his mistress whilst Ricky, Rita's partner, succumbs to momentary temptation during the drink-filled euphoria of the World Cup. Tess suspects her second husband Jerry of having an affair with his PA. As the women struggle through fear, jealousy and resentment, they have to make some difficult decisions about the values of family and home.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 239 x 37mm | 681g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747268592
  • 9780747268598

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About Deirdre Purcell

Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin. A renowned broadcaster and award-winning journalist, she is also the author of eight critically acclaimed bestsellers. Her books have been translated into ten languages.
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