Not That Sort Of Girl

Not That Sort Of Girl

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When, on the night of their wedding, Ned asks his new wife Rose to promise that she will never leave him, Rose is quick to give her aristocratic husband her word: keeping it, however, proves harder.

For even on the day when she has promised to forsake all others, Rose's heart is with the true love of her life, Mylo, the penniless but passionate Frenchman who, within five minutes of their meeting declared his love and asked her to marry him.

Whilst Rose remains true to her promise never to leave Ned, not even the war, social conventions, nor the prying of her overly inquisitive and cheerfully immoral neighbours, can stop her and Mylo from meeting and loving one another.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099499126
  • 9780099499121
  • 89,952

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"Spare, well-crafted prose and a mixture of racy gentility, humour and unconventionality"
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Spare, well-crafted prose and a mixture of racy gentility, humour and unconventionality * Scotsman * Mistress of the dark side of upper-class mores -- Kathryn Hughes * Observer *
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About Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office. Although she initially fulfilled her parents' expectations in marrying an aristocrat she then scandalised them when she divorced him in 1945 and moved in with the great love of her life, Eric Siepmann. The couple married in 1952, once his wife had finally been persuaded to divorce him.

She used to comment that her 'chief claim to fame is arrested development, getting my first novel Jumping the Queue published at the age of seventy'. She went on to write a further nine novels, three of which were adapted for television, including the best-selling The Camomile Lawn. Mary Wesley was awarded the CBE in the 1995 New Year's honour list and died in 2002.
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835 ratings
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5 24% (204)
4 45% (376)
3 25% (212)
2 4% (37)
1 1% (6)
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