The Things We Do For Love

The Things We Do For Love

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It is 1969, and in the small English town of Kingshaven, eight year old Julia Allsop wants to be a princess. But, a fairytale wedding doesn't necessarily mean happily ever after, and Julia discovers that life is more complicated than dreams of romance...On the other side of town, nineteen-year old feminist Iris Quinn hopes to find independence and a successful career in London,but a passionate, clandestine affair threatens to destroy everything she believes in...The tangled lives of two very different women and their families unfold across two decades of a rapidly changing world: from glass slippers to glass ceilings via Glam Rock, Grease and Greenham Common, Julia and Iris risk all in their search for fulfillment and love. Whatever love means...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 40mm | 381.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0552151556
  • 9780552151559
  • 1,026,653

About Imogen Parker

Imogen Parker is the acclaimed author of several novels. Her first novel about Kingshaven and the Palace Hotel, The Time of our Lives, was published by Corgi in 2007. She lives on the south coast with her husband and son.show more

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Remember the time when love was the answer, even when we didn't know the question? It is 1969 and eight-year-old Julia Allsop wants to be a princess. But a fairytale wedding doesn't guarantee happily ever after and Julia will discover that life is more complicated than dreams of love, whatever love means... Nineteen-year-old would-be feminist Iris Quinn hopes to carve out a successful career, but London in the seventies is full of other temptations, and a passionate clandestine affair threatens to destroy everything she believes in. From glass slippers to glass ceilings via Glam Rock, Grease and Greenham Common, the destinies of two very different women and their families interweave across two decades, as Julia and Iris's quest for fulfilment begins to uncover the corrosive power of secrets. By the acclaimed author of The Time of Our Lives: 'As addictive as a good soap opera' Sunday Times 'Divinely readable' The Timesshow more

Review Text

"An enthralling novel about love, loss and betrayal."show more

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38 ratings
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4 26% (10)
3 24% (9)
2 11% (4)
1 3% (1)
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