The Engagements (Paperback)
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Paperback 544 Pages / 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
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 198 x 163 x 37 mm

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“Average”

Not the type of book I would usually go for, but overall I found this to be a reasonably well written and entertaining novel. I enjoyed some of the stories a lot more than others. Some characters felt too 1... More

Hardback edition
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“I was certainly engaged!”

I have not enjoyed a book recently as much as I did this one! I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this before it was part of our Book Club and I regret not reading it until now! I really enjoyed the writing style,... More

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“Emotional snapshots”

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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