The Men And The Girls

The Men And The Girls

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Julia Hunter and Kate Bain have found true happiness with men old enough to be their fathers. Julia organises her husband Hugh and their cherubic twins with ruthless efficiency and Kate has lived with James, for eight years,and although she refuses to marry him, she's apparently devoted to him. Hugh and James, lifelong friends, feel blessed indeed.

But age differences cannot be ignored forever and when James accidentally knocks a fiercely independent spinster from her bicycle a chain of events is set off in which many suppressed discontents and frustrations emerge. Kate begins to seek out friends of her own age and Julia's career begins to blossom just as her husband's starts to decline ...
The tranquil lives of the men and the girls seem shattered as new relationships develop and old anxieties surface.

ISBN: 9780552994927
Branch Call Number: GEN FIC PB Tro


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Mar 17, 2013

I own htis book

Oct 08, 2012

This was the first of Trollope's books I read. I love the way her characters act--and react: they are totally human, irritating and endearing. Trollope is particularly good at describing adolescents, and in crafting endings that are not traditional "happy endings" but ones that leave the reader nodding and thinking: Well, that's the way things turn out.

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