Second Honeymoon

Second Honeymoon

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Ben is, at last, leaving home. At twenty-two, he's the youngest of the family. His mother, Edie, an actress, is distraught. His father, Russell, a theatrical agent, is rather hoping to get his wife back. His brother, Matthew, is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. And his sister, Rosa, is wrestling with debt and the end of a turbulent love affair. Meet the Boyd family and the empty nest, twenty-first-century style.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773115
  • 9780552773119
  • 127,847

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"The author's witty manipulation of her characters recalls the other Trollope, although there is nothing Victorian about her style... perfectly pitched dialogue" The Times "One of the finest chroniclers of the way we live now" Independent on Sunday "Trollope has perfectly caught the angst of the empty nest... the ebb and flow of relationships is brilliantly handled" The Observer "The queen of the domestic dilemma... observant and empathetic" The Sunday Times "Trollope has always written well and convincingly about property. It's her refusal to divorce her characters' inner lives from the accumulated stuff of their outer ones that makes the best of it so compelling" The Daily Telegraphshow more

About Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuaunces and dilemmas of life in present-day England. She has also written a number of historical novels and Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. In 1988 she wrote her first contemporary novel, The Choir, and this was followed by A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, The Men and the Girls, A Spanish Lover, The Best of Friends, Next of Kin, Other People's Children, Marrying the Mistress, Girl from the South and, most recently, Brother & Sister. Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire and lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.show more

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'Trollope has perfectly caught the angst of the empty nest...the ebb and flow of relationships is brilliantly handled' Observer Ben is, at last, leaving home. At twenty-two, he's the youngest of the family. His mother, Edie, is distraught. Her husband, on the other hand, is rather hoping to get his wife back, after decades of family life. Ben's brother is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister is wrestling with debts and the end of a turbulent love affair. As the children's lives become more complicated, they retreat to the simplicities of their childhood. But can you ever go home again? Meet the Boyd family and the empty nest, twenty-first-century style. 'One of the finest chroniclers of the way we live now' Independent on Sunday 'Poignant prose...her novels have always contained the unexpected, but lately they've gained a grittiness which suits the everyday subject matter that lies at the heart of her writing' Glamourshow more

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"Trollope has always written well and convincingly about property. It's her refusal to divorce her characters' inner lives from the accumulated stuff of their outer ones that makes the best of it so compelling"show more
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