The Tortoise And The Hare - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Tortoise And The Hare - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 07/02/1983
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY HILARY MANTEL

'The perfection of its tone and prose is matched by an anguished wit' AMANDA CRAIG, GUARDIAN

'Wonderfully sinister, so enchantingly written and so sad. Everyone should read it' JILLY COOPER

'A subtle and beautiful book . . . Very few authors combine her acute psychological insight with her grace and style' HILARY MANTEL, SUNDAY TIMES

Imogen, the beautiful wife of barrister Evelyn Gresham, is facing the greatest challenge of her married life. Their neighbour Blanche Silcox, competent, tweedy, 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 - for in affairs of the heart the race is not necessarily won by the swift or the fair.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844084944
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

As smooth and seductive as a bowl of cream - Hilary Mantel, Sunday Times

The perfection of its tone and prose is matched by an anguished wit - Amanda Craig, Guardian

My best book of almost all time is The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins . . . wonderfully sinister, so enchantingly written and so sad. Everyone should read it - Jilly Cooper

One of my favourite classics. Elegant and ironic, its continuing charm lies in its quirky and enigmatic love story which becomes more beguiling with each re-reading - Carmen Callil

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 is THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE by Elizabeth Jenkins ... wonderfully sinister, so enchantingly written and so sad. Everyone should read it - Jilly Cooper

As smooth and seductive as a bowl of cream - Hilary Mantel

One of my favourite classics. Elegant and ironic, its continuing charm lies in its quirky and enigmatic love story which becomes more beguiling with each re-reading - Carmen Callil

Deliciously subtle...A lost world of tweeds and twin-sets...a classic novel of the fifties - DAILY MAIL

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“Charming story”

The writing is beautifully evocative of the fifties. The story is well written and draws the reader into the lives of the characters and the world they inhabit.

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