Marrying the Mistress

Marrying the Mistress : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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Merrion Palmer is Judge Guy Stockdale's mistress. His Honour's totty, as the Clerk to the Court so succinctly puts it. Guy has been having an affair with her for seven years, and neither Laura, his wife of forty years, nor his two grown-up sons know anything about her. Now the time has come for Guy to move on. Conscious of the passing years, of the wasted opportunities, he doesn't want to keep Merrion a secret any more. He wants to share her with his family, with the world. He wants, damnit, to marry her. And he is quite unprepared for the painful storm to come.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 21st birthday celebratory ed
  • 0747589933
  • 9780747589938
  • 2,225,966

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'Trollope addresses the dilemmas of family and everyday life in a way both familiar and delightfully unexpected' Vogue 'Just as one has forgotten the intense pleasure of reading Trollope, along comes another flawless novel' Library Journal 'Trollope writes with such elegant precision - revelatory and ambiguous at just the right moments' Evening Standard 'Trollope aims for the heart, and she hits it' New Yorker
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About Joanna Trollope

Author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuances and dilemmas of life in contemporary England, Joanna Trollope is also the author of a number of historical novels and of Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, The Choir, and this was followed by A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, The Men and the Girls, A Spanish Lover, The Best of Friends, Next of Kin, Other People's Children, Marrying the Mistress, Girl from the South, Brother and Sister and most recently Second Honeymoon. She lives in London and Oxford.
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