Unfaithfully Yours (Paperback)Nigel Williams (author)
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When Elizabeth Price engages private detective Roland 'Orlando' Gibbons to find out the truth about her husband's suspected affair, she unwittingly sets off a chain of correspondence that reunites four formerly close-knit couples. They all live just a few suburban streets away from each other; they are all still married; so how - and why - did they become so estranged? In a series of letters - from love notes to condolence messages (the latter one arriving some years late) - each protagonist is far more self-revealing than they would ever be in person. The result is an uproarious and poignant portrait of four marriages, and a story about how little we know those we think we know best.
Nigel Williams' new novel of suburban intrigue and late-flowering lust (and love) Unfaithfully Yours heralds the return of one of the country's finest comic writers, in peak condition: all hail Nigel Williams, chronicler of England's sleepy suburbs, where all is not quite as cricket as it seems . . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 132 x 199 x 22 mm
'...a novel of great seriousness that is also blistering fun.' * Daily Express *
'...a suburban black comedy that only the master of the genre, Nigel Williams, could pull off with such outrageous wit. It's been ten years since his last novel, but well worth the wait.' * Daily Mail *
'Witty and humane.' * Tatler *
'[Williams] is a consummate entertainer. As with all good comedy, this tale is underlain by a vein of sadness and regret, of belated self-knowledge and understanding.' * The Herald *
'This is a cruel, clever, hilarious and stylish novel in which almost everyone is simultaneously villain and victim.' * The Times *
A wonderfully entertaining novel which cannot fail to delight * The Times *
'Unfaithfully Yours in a literary tour de force by Nigel Williams; take it on holiday and laugh yourself silly this summer.' * Tribune *
From the master farceur of Middle England [Unfaithfully Yours] is a triumphant comic return * Metro *
Unfaithfully Yours is acerbic, amusing, yet with a rich seam of melancholy ... acutely funny * Financial Times *
This book begs to be adapted for the stage. Embarrassing revelations and farcical misunderstandings abound, the scene in which two husbands unwittingly meet via a personal ad is hilarious * Country Life *
Unfaithfully Yours is that rare beast, an epistolary crime novel * The Spectator *
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