Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
Rose Lloyd was the last to suspect that Nathan, her husband of over twenty years, was having an affair, and that he was planning to leave her. But the greatest shock was yet to come; for his mistress was Rose's colleague and friend, Minty. So Rose was left alone in their once-happy family home, where she and Nathan had brought up their children. Then she started thinking - about the man she'd married, and how well she really knew him. About the carefree yet studious girl she had been before she met him. Twenty years ago Rose had to make the choice between two very different lives. Could she recapture what she nearly chose back then, and bring new meaning to her life now?
- 125 x 142 x 25mm | 211g
- 09 Feb 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
'REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN explores the theme of the deserted wife by first describing her heroine Rose's devastating pain at being deserted, then providing a succession of unexpected twists that have us cheering her all the way towards a promising new future and jeering at her former husband, henpecked by a demanding young mistress. Barbara Flynn rises to the challenge of being a heartbroken wife, the temperamental daugher, the bitchy new mistress and the disconsolate husband.' -- Christina Hardyment THE TIMES 'This is a good novel made great by a superb reading by Barbara Flynn whose emotionally charged narration turns this audio into a bravura performance. To quote the author: "To have such a wonderful actor interpret your book is a great privilege, and Barbara Flynn's brilliant reading has made me feel that I am being introduced to my own book first time."' -- Sue Baker PUBLISHING NEWS 'Elizabeth Buchan's rich, intelligent novel gives a rare insight into the emotional maze of rejection and betrayal and her heroine, Rose, finds a revenge far more satisfying than cutting up a few suits!' -- Kati Nicholl DAILY EXPRESS 'Enjoyable story of discovery... really inspiring.' YOURS SPECIAL 'A believable and emotionally charged story that kept me entertained from beginning to end... Barbara Flynn does a wonderful job of transmitting the emotional roller-coaster into words.' -- Emma Fisher OTTAKARS
About Elizabeth Buchan
Elizabeth Buchan lives in London with her husband and two children and worked in publishing for several years. She has written numerous novels and in 1994 she won Romantic Novel of the Year Award with Consider the Lily which was an international best-seller. Her short stories have been published in various magazines and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her website is www.elizabethbuchan.com. Barbara Flynn began acting in her native Hastings whilst at school, and since leaving drama school has worked steadily across stage, film and television, creating and sustaining some memorable television characters.