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Cat & fiddle, Lesley Jorgensen

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Cat & fiddle
Title
Cat & fiddle
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Jorgensen
Title variation
Cat and fiddle
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cat & Fiddle centres on two families whose lives become entwined at the country estate of Bourne Abbey. While Dr Choudhury is busy advising Henry Bourne on the restoration of the abbey to its former glory, his wife's main concern is marrying off their three children, whose chances of good matches are dwindling by the day. Thankfully, the royal family always seems to have a solution to her problems: how to find a wife for a reluctant son; how to manage a difficult father-in-law; and, of course, how not to deal an inter-faith relationship. Then there's the Bourne family. Henry's wife, Thea, is feeling lost, now that she's got the lifestyle she's always longed for. His elder brother, Richard, a successful London barrister, finds himself increasingly drawn to the family home - the inheritance that he's given up. Meanwhile, Henry just wants to keep the peace, but that's proving to be tricky . . . And finally, there's Bourne Abbey itself: the repository of an ancient mystery that links the histories and cultures of the Bournes and the Choudhurys in a way that no one could have anticipated
Summary
Cat & Fiddle centres on two families whose lives become intertwined at the country estate of Bourne Abbey in rural Wiltshire. While Dr Choudhury is busy advising Henry Bourne on the restoration of the abbey to its former glory, his wife Mrs Begum's main concern is marrying off their two daughters, whose chances of good matches seem to be dwindling by the day. Rohimun has been cast out from the Bangladeshi community, and Shunduri has her own ideas about love and marriage. Meanwhile, their brother, Tariq, a former fundamentalist, is wrestling with his identity. Thankfully, for Mrs Begum, the royal family always seems to have a solution to all her problems: how to marry off a reluctant son; how to manage a difficult father-in-law; and, of course, how not to deal with an inter-faith relationship. Then there's the Bourne family. Henry's wife, Thea, is having somewhat of a crisis now that she's got the lifestyle she's always longed for. His elder brother, Richard, finds himself increasingly drawn to the family home -- the inheritance that he's given up. Henry just wants to keep the peace, but little does he know how unlikely that is, with the Choudhurys as neighbours. Drawing together this cast of unforgettable characters, Lesley Jorgensen provides a brilliant portrait of the cultural and generational clashes in today's society.
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10178387
Cataloging source
NOV
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1964-
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Jorgensen, Lesley
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Bangladeshis
  • Bangladeshis
  • Families
  • Families
  • Country homes
  • Country homes
  • Manors
  • Manors
  • Marriage
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Cat & fiddle, Lesley Jorgensen
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Publication
Note
A novel
Control code
000050077763
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
505 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921844720
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Cat & fiddle, Lesley Jorgensen
Publication
Note
A novel
Control code
000050077763
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
505 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921844720
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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