The Engagements (Paperback)
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The Engagements (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/01/2014
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1947: Mary Frances Gerety, a young copywriter in an eminent advertising agency, has to convince the world of two things - that marriage means a diamond ring on every woman's finger, and that she is as good at her job as any man. And then, in one moment of brilliant inspiration, Mary Frances writes down four words which will achieve both her aims ...Moving from a Harvard swim-meet in 1927 to the three-martini lunches of 1940s advertising, from the back streets of 1980s Boston to an exquisite Parisian music shop in 2003, The Engagements is a novel about love, marriage, commitment and betrayal; it is as sharp, as fiery and as beautiful as the stone we have taken to represent our dreams.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844089376

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I really enjoyed this book and the way the short stories interwove. At times I couldn't recall the immediately previous events for the character due to the way the book is divided and the long gap I left between... More

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26th May 2014
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“An interesting take on relationships”

It took me a while to get into this book but from Part Two I was hooked. I found this a really interesting mix of the real life Mary Frances Gerety with the fictional characters. That a woman with such modern values... More

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16th February 2014
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“The Power of Advertising”

I haven't read any of J Courtney Sullivan's other novels and was really not sure what to expect when The Engagements dropped through my letterbox. I found it quite an interesting read, the characterisation... More

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