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Sisters and Husbands
Amanda Brookfield

Classification : Women's Commercial & Chick-lit
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340770122
Price : 520

About the book
Beautiful Anna Lawrence, with a successful career in broadcasting and marriage to a wealthy man with a luxurious country home, has everything a thirty-two year old could wish for. Until she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, too late to do anything about it. Her sister Becky longs for children but her husband, a struggling chef, has told her they have to put family life on hold for a few more years. Anna's pregnancy uncovers fractures in the sisters' relationship going back years, and the ramifications affect everyone in their lives

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Brookfield skilfully illuminates the relationships, dilemmas and compromises that define so many lifes
Perceptive and very readable
Brookfield has a true gift of narrative that draws the reader into the world she is painting... Unusually, she manages to make the reader care about the characters who are all realistic
Witty and engaging
Superb in its minute observation
The novel walks a line between comedy and wrenching sadness. It is fluently written and its depiction of domestic chaos and a man's bewilderment when unexpectedly faced with a young son's needs is all too recognisable
I savored every second of this deeply satisfying book. Amanda Brookfield goes from strength to strength. Her best yet. Treat yourself
     
Amanda Brookfield
Amanda Brookfield gained a First Class Honours Degree from Oxford before working at an advertising agency for several years. She wrote her first novel while living in Buenos Aires with her diplomat hu...(+)
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