Elizabeth Jenkins - The Tortoise & The Hare (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781844084944
Introduced by Hilary Mantel.
In affairs of the heart the race is not necessarily won by the swift or the fair.
Imogen, the beautiful and much younger wife of distinguished barrister Evelyn Gresham, is facing the greatest challenge of her married life. Their neighbour Blanche Silcox, competent, middle-aged and ungainly - the very opposite of Imogen - seems to be vying for Evelyn's attention.
And to Imogen's increasing disbelief, she may be succeeding.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Classics
- Published : 1954 (This Edition 2008 - Virago)
- ISBN : 9781844084944
- SKU : B003046
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'This exquisite novel tells a love story with a difference. One of my favourite classics.' - Carmen Callil.
'A subtle and beautiful book . . . Very few authors combine her acute psychological insight with her grace and style. There is plenty of life in the modern novel, plenty of authors who will shock and amaze you - but who will put on the page a beautiful sentence, a sentence you will want to read twice?' - Hilary Mantel, Sunday Times.
'The perfection of its tone and prose is matched by an anguished wit' - Amanda Craig, The Guardian.
'Deliciously subtle . . . A lost world of tweeds and twin-sets . . . a classic novel of the fifties' - Daily Mail.
'My best book of almost all time . . . wonderfully sinister, so enchantingly written and so sad. Everyone should read it.' - Jilly Cooper.
Margaret Elizabeth Jenkins OBE was an English novelist and biographer of Jane Austen, Henry Fielding, Lady Caroline Lamb, Joseph Lister and Elizabeth I. Elizabeth Bowen said Jenkins was "among the most distinguished living English novelists".
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