Wives and Lovers

Wives and Lovers

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Victoria Stratford's birthday party for her ambitious husband David shows off their beautiful Wimbledon house, their wonderful children, their perfect lives. But while Victoria welcomes her guests, the only person missing is David himself. Victoria's sister Clara and her husband Tom are at the party. Unworldly and idealistic, Tom scorns David's quest for wealth. While Clara is content with her job as a university lecturer, she yearns for a change in her life. In the garden, the youngest sister Annie talks to her husband Hugo. Very happy together, the only blight on their lives is Hugo's mother, whose jealousy and possessiveness have turned into a poisonous hatred of Annie. So begins a train of events that will lead each sister down a different path - towards love, sex, grief, betrayal and happiness.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 28mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075285884X
  • 9780752858845
  • 1,219,696

Review quote

'A great page-turner that brings to mind the landscape associated with Joanna Trollope.' DAILY EXPRESS 'Three sisters and their marriages are the focus for this novel of contemporary manners. Varley cuts to the quick of modern relationships as the sisters confront the consequences of death, infidelity and estrangement. An absorbing story and vivid characters keep the pages turning until a satisfying conclusion.' WOMAN & HOMEshow more

About Jane Elizabeth Varley

Jane Elizabeth Varley studied at Oxford and went on to qualify as a barrister. She became a law lecturer and taught at Kingston University before becoming a full time writer. The mother of one son, she is married and divides her time between London and the USA.show more

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108 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
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4 28% (30)
3 42% (45)
2 19% (20)
1 2% (2)
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