A Village Affair
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A Village Affair

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The Grey House is the final piece in the jigsaw of Alice Jordan's perfect life. It seems to be the ultimate achievement of her outwardly happy marriage - a loyal, if dull husband, three children, two cars and now the house. So why does she feel as if something is missing? As Alice and her family settle themselves into village life the something missing becomes something huge and then breaks, scandalizing the village, opening up old wounds. But because of it, Alice begins to feel that there is hope and humour and understanding and compassion in the new life she must build for herself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 45.36g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552994103
  • 9780552994101
  • 161,415

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"An elegantly crafted dissection of English rural life among the well-heeled and privileged...A considerable achievement" * Woman's Journal * "A story of seduction - not only sexual seduction but the irresistible appeal of money, beautiful objects, charming manners...excellent" * The Sunday Times * "A richly textured and immensely readable novel" * The Sunday Times *show 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. Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire and now 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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'A story of seduction - not only sexual seduction but the irresistible appeal of money, beautiful objects, charming manners...excellent'Sunday Times The Grey House is the answer to everything in Alice Jordan's perfect life.It seems to be the ultimate achievement of her outwardly happy marriage - a loyal, if dull husband, three children, two cars and now the house.So why does she feel as if something crucial is missing? As Alice and her family settle themselves into village life the something missing becomes something huge and then breaks, scandalizing the village, opening up old wounds.But because of it, Alice begins to feel that there is hope and humour, understanding and compassion in the new life she must build for herself. 'An elegantly crafted dissection of English rural life ...a considerable achievement'Woman's Journalshow more

Review Text

"An elegantly crafted dissection of English rural life among the well-heeled and privileged...A considerable achievement"show more

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1,465 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (564)
3 34% (496)
2 7% (107)
1 2% (29)
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