Reader, I Married Him (Paperback)Michele Roberts (author)
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Who is Aurora? Every time she becomes a new Mrs (three times when we last counted) she becomes a new woman. Her stepmother thinks Aurora is impractical, romantic and dreamy. The fact that she gets married so often only goes to prove it. 'Every woman owes it to herself to get married once, but you don't have to make a habit of it.'
But now, all alone. . . ?
'Aurora, given the chance to be true to herself, rather than to her trio of husbands, turns out to be a world-class minx. After Hugh's funeral, she goes to Italy to visit her old radical-feminist friend, Leonora, now the abbess of the Brigandine convent in Padenza. True to the tradition of convent-educated girls in fiction, Aurora flings herself into a voluptuous life of lunches and lovers. Chiselled phrasing and dancing plot . . . a sizzling firework display of a book' Sunday Times.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 197 x 126 x 15 mm
Mail 'A triumphant tour de force * Time Out`Michele Roberts is on sparkling form with her ludic 11th novel. Roberts has constructed a fantastical Italian city, a capriccio of the sort beloved of Italian artists of the Renaissance, and makes the setting half realistic - imbued with the smel *
Financial Times * `With her sudden offbeat collisions between reality and fantasy, Robert's sensibility is reminiscent of Jeanette Winterson's, though undeniable shades of Muriel Spark prevail, of the writer fully in control of her measured, ironic tone, however much her n *
Guardian * `Conundrums and their answers bombard the reader like a shower of carnival confetti in a novel whose characters resemble the cast of a modern-day commedia dell'arte. The real pleasure of Roberts's writing lies. . . in the unfailing sensuality of her descr *
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