Pretty, brave and eighteen, Ellie has come to London in search of adventure. She soon finds it in Quintin Bellot, the handsome but tired dilettante who finds her a job in fashionable Chelsea. But Quintin, the seducer of one dove, is also the husband of another. And Petta, his once beautiful wife, is fighting back age as fiercely as Ellie is plunging into it.
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"Olivia Manning has a wonderful and unfailing flair for describing both the atmosphere and the furniture of the world in which her people move" ( Listener)
"Manning writes always with a poet's care for words and it is her usual distinction of style and construction that lifts the novel- far, far above the average run" ( Observer)
"The most considerable of our women novelists" ( Anthony Burgess)
The dramatic and intense depiction of a love triangle set against the fashionable background of 1940s London.
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Book Description Arrow, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 400 pages. 7.76x5.12x1.02 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0099416042
Book Description Random House (UK), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099416042
Book Description Random House (UK), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099416042