Quite Contrary

Quite Contrary

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The award-winning debut novel from the author of Venus Flaring and Tenterhooks.Elizabeth, a young, overworked hospital doctor, gets a phone call from her father late on a Friday night telling her that her mother is dangerously ill. Over the course of the weekend that follows, Elizabeth, on duty as ever and confronting the barely controlled chaos of a busy casualty ward, finds moments to reminisce about her childhood, its joys and its miseries. Past and present are interwoven in a series of vivid tableaux, drawing the reader into an intimate understanding of Elizabeth's life as a whole.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Flamingo
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0006544797
  • 9780006544791
  • 1,408,870

About Suzannah Dunn

Suzannah Dunn is the author of nine previous books of fiction: `Darker Days Than Usual', `Blood Sugar', `Past Caring', `Quite Contrary', `Venus Flaring', `Tenterhooks', `Commencing Our Descent', `The Queen of Subtleties' and her most recent success `The Sixth Wife'. She lives in Shropshire.show more

Review quote

`In this vivid picture of "normal" life, Dunn's Elizabeth, the oldest of three sisters, is a witty, down-to-earth female whom you really care for. Quite Contrary isn't a weepy slice of bedtime reading, it's a well-observed chapter on growing up - and it proves a touching and remarkably unpredictable read.'Time Outshow more

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41 ratings
3.09 out of 5 stars
5 10% (4)
4 27% (11)
3 37% (15)
2 17% (7)
1 10% (4)
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