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Small pleasures, Clare Chambers

Label
Small pleasures
Title
Small pleasures
Statement of responsibility
Clare Chambers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1957, south-east suburbs of London. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and on the brink of forty living a limited existence with her truculent mother: a small life from which there is no likelihood of escape. When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud. But the more Jean investigates, the more her life becomes strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen is now a friend, and her quirky and charming daughter Margaret a sort of surrogate child. And Jean doesn't mean to fall in love with Gretchen's husband, Howard, but Howard surprises her with his dry wit, his intelligence and his kindness and when she does fall, she falls hard. But he is married, and to her friend who is also the subject of the story she is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness. But there will be a price to pay, and it will be unbearable
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chambers, Clare
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Female friendship
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Temptation
  • Miracles
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Virgin birth
  • Journalists
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Small pleasures, Clare Chambers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067154468
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474613897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090847407
Label
Small pleasures, Clare Chambers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067154468
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474613897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090847407

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