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Small pleasures / Clare Chambers.

Small pleasures / Clare Chambers.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 20 Jul 2022
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 8 Jul 2022
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781474613897 (paperback)
Author Chambers, Clare author.
Title Small pleasures / Clare Chambers.
Publisher/Date London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020.
Pagination etc. 346 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 1957, south-east suburbs of London. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and on the brink of forty living a limited existence with her truculent mother: a small life from which there is no likelihood of escape. When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud. But the more Jean investigates, the more her life becomes strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen is now a friend, and her quirky and charming daughter Margaret a sort of surrogate child. And Jean doesn't mean to fall in love with Gretchen's husband, Howard, but Howard surprises her with his dry wit, his intelligence and his kindness and when she does fall, she falls hard. But he is married, and to her friend who is also the subject of the story she is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness. But there will be a price to pay, and it will be unbearable.
Subject Journalists -- Fiction
Virgin birth -- Fiction
London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Shelf Location F CHAM
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