The Reading Party

The Reading Party

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It is the 1970s and Oxford's male institutions are finally opening their doors to women. Sarah Addleshaw, young, spirited and keen to prove her worth, begins term as the first female academic at her college. She is in fact, her college's only female 'Fellow'. Impulsive love affairs - with people, places and the ideas in her head - beset Sarah throughout her first exhilarating year as a don, but it is the Reading Party, that has the most dramatic impact. Asked to accompany the first mixed group of students on the annual college trip to Cornwall, Sarah finds herself illicitly drawn to one of them, the suave American Tyler. Torn between professional integrity and personal feelings she faces her biggest challenge to date.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 29mm | 390g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1999811720
  • 9781999811723
  • 2,711,328

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Gorgeously written, evocative and compelling'. Daily Mail. 'An original and charming novel.' Claire Tomalin
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About Fenella Gentleman

Fenella Gentleman studied at Wadham College, Oxford, when it went mixed. She participated in two reading parties in Cornwall. After graduating she worked in publishing, marketing and communications. She lives in London and Norfolk
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47 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 17% (8)
4 32% (15)
3 28% (13)
2 17% (8)
1 6% (3)
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