A Rather English Marriage

A Rather English Marriage

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Roy, a retired milkman and Reggie, a former RAF Squadron Leader, are widowed on the same day. To assuage their grief, the vicar arranges for Roy to move in with Reggie as his unpaid manservant. To their surprise, they form an unusual alliance, based on obedience, need and the strangeness of single life. Then Reggie meets Liz, a vibrant but near-bankrupt woman of irresistible appeal, while Roy and his son's family grow gradually closer. Marriage, it seems, however far from ideal, can be a great protector against isolation. 'A brilliant tragi-comedy...a sharp and truly sympathetic writer' enelope Fitzgerald, Evening Standard 'Sweeps the reader along on a tide of good humour...This book is remarkable for its shrewdness, pathos - and its high spirits' Observer 'A portraitist whose visual descriptions and observations are exact and often moving...already a novelist of distinction, with this novel she proves that her reach is universal' Scotland on Sunday 'Warm, well-observed and often very funny' Time Out 'Angela Lambert is not afraid of telling a straightforward story and in going right to the heart of her characters...A Rather English Marriage is observant, wry and ultshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552997412
  • 9780552997416

About Angela Lambert

Angela Lambert was born in 1940 and educated at boarding school in Sussex and then at St Hilda's College, Oxford where she read PPE. She worked for a cabinet minister before becoming a journalist in 1969. She has been a television reporter with ITN and Thames Television, and joined the newly formed Independent in 1988. She now writes for the Sunday Telegraph. Angela Lambert has three grown-up children and six grandchildren; she lives with her partner, Tony Price, in London and France. She is the author of six previous novels including A Rather English Marriage, which has been made into an award-winning film starring Tom Courtenay , Joanna Lumley and Albert Finney.show more

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