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- DescriptionHow well do people who have been friends for years really kw each other? How often do they lie to themselves and to one ather about their deepest desires and motivations? This comedy of manners has a serious message at its core. There are secrets that might wound, and old wounds that must be kept a secret. Jealousy drives a hard bargain in its passion to undermine the path of the heart. Violet has much to learn about the nature of love, although she already understands the persuasive power of obsession. Lewis is everybody's friend, and wants above all to be loved. Osborne is caustic, clever and caddish. Sophie believes in magic. Drew believes in karma. Imogen believes life is out to get her. Beneath their urbane, artistic, middle-class exterior lurks something sinister, primal, dangerous. And how heavy is the hand of fate in deciding whether the effect they have on one ather will bring triumph or disaster?
- Author BiographyLesley Hayes was born in London, in 1948, and started writing almost as soon as she could talk. Her first story was published when she won a literary competition at the age of 13. Between 1966 and 1992 she was regularly and prolifically published in literary and women's magazines, writing stories, serials and articles, and in 1986 had a novel published called 'Keeping Secrets'. For the following two years she had a weekly slot on BBC Radio Oxford reading her short stories. Her son and daughter, born respectively in 1969 and 1971, helped her throughout these years to keep her feet on the ground and her sense of humour alive and well and occasionally kicking. In 1990 she came to the conclusion that continuing to write about the fascinating vagaries of the human condition just wouldn't be enough, and for the next four years she trained to become an integrative psychotherapist. Her long and successful career as a psychotherapist over the ensuing years took her away from fiction writing, but was a fork in the road she never once regretted, and she used many of same creative skills and insights. During the past five years she has given in gracefully to the compelling urge to write fiction again, and has so far published three novels: 'The Drowned Phoenician Sailor', 'A Field Beyond Time', and 'Round Robin'. All are available as paperbacks and on Kindle. She has also published on Kindle four collections of short stories: 'Oxford Marmalade', 'The Oscar Dossier', 'Without a Safety Net', and the aptly named 'Not Like Other People' - the last two are available in paperback as 'Through a Glass Darkly'. As you might expect, now that the genie has once again escaped from the bottle, more will soon follow.
- Author(s)Lesley Hayes
- Date of Publication15/10/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight445 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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