The Scent of You

The Scent of You

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Are you still married if you haven't seen your husband for months?

Polly's life is great. Her children are away at uni, her glamorous mother - still modelling at 85 - is happily settled in a retirement village, and her perfume blog is taking off. Then her husband announces he needs some space and promptly vanishes.

As Polly grapples with her bewildering situation, she clings to a few new friends to keep her going - Shirlee, the loudmouthed yoga student; Guy, the mysterious, infuriating and hugely talented perfumer; and Edward, an old flame from university.

And while she distracts herself with the heady world of luxury perfume, Polly knows she can't keep reality at bay forever. Eventually she is forced to confront some difficult truths: about her husband, herself and who she really wants to be.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489400885
  • 9781489400888

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'Fact: Maggie Alderson is a goddamn national treasure. Her writing is pithy, warm, incisive and touching, her characters extremely lovable and relatably flawed.' -- Cosmopolitan
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About Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines - editing four of them - and is currently a fashion columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and The Times. Her first two novels, Pants of Fire, and Mad About the Boy were bestsellers in Australia and the UK, and she was a co-editor of the charity anthology Big Night Out, in aid of War Child. She has also published two collections of non-fiction: Shoe Money and Handbag Heaven. She is married and moves a lot. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Zara lives in the heart of the Cotswolds with her two teenage children, husband and six chickens. She has been a professional actress for 21 years and also writes children's stories and songs. TV, theatre and audiobook credits include Grandpa in my Pocket, Teachers, Doctors, The Queen's Governess, Almost English, The Sweet Girl, The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy, Treasure Island and Pheadra's Love.
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846 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 25% (212)
4 40% (338)
3 27% (230)
2 6% (51)
1 2% (15)
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