Falling By Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Henry, in late middle age, is living without means on a dank houseboat. Getting by on his charm is no longer feasible and when writer Daisy Langrish buys a cottage close by, he sets his sights on her. But those around Daisy — her agent, her daughter–begin to ask questions about him. And the revelations they uncover have them very worried indeed

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Pre – Owned but unread. This is Howard at her most psychologically perceptive: her subject here is nothing less than an ambitious exploration of love, dealing in a dispassionate way with both the joys and the dangers. She demonstrates that the need to be first in someone’s affections is a seductive but risky business and her powerful rendering of human emotion has the same scalpel-like precision as The Cazalet Chronicle. Many regard the latter as Howard’s finest book, but this new volume is likely to change perceptions. Henry is fascinatingly characterised (we are allowed a nicely ambiguous attitude to him) and the slow but assured unwinding of the narrative grips with memorable force – Barry Forshaw. First Edition. Very slight tanning to page edges. Hardcover. Published by Macmillan Publishers 1999

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Weight 0.69 kg