The Editor's Wife (Paperback)Clare Chambers (author)
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From the highly-acclaimed author of SMALL PLEASURES - longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021
**Soon to be reissued with stunning new cover artwork - out in September 2021**
When aspiring novelist Christopher Flinders drops out of university to write his masterpiece (in between shifts as a fish delivery man and builder's mate), his family is sceptical.
But when he is taken up by the London editor Owen Goddard and his charming wife Diana it seems success is just around the corner. Christopher's life has so far been rather short of charm - growing up in an unlovely suburb, with unambitious parents and a semi-vagrant brother - and he is captivated by his generous and cultured mentors.
However, on the brink of realising his dream, Christopher makes a desperate misjudgement which results in disaster for all involved. Shattered, he withdraws from London and buries himself in rural Yorkshire, embracing a career and a private life marked by mediocrity.
Twenty years on, a young academic researching into Owen Goddard seeks him out, and Christopher is forced to exhume his past, setting him on a path to a life-changing discovery.
Praise for Clare Chambers:
'Thoroughly enjoyable and very clever' Sunday Express
'Effortless to read, but every sentence lingers in the mind' Lissa Evans on Small Pleasures
'Beautifully observed and achingly funny' Woman & Home
'Chambers' eye for undemonstrative details achieves a Larkin-esque lucidity' Guardian on Small Pleasures
'Reminds us of the rare pleasure that an intelligent tale with a happy ending brings' The Sunday Times
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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This is the 1st Book that I have read by the author and It won't be the last as I loved the author writing
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