Set in England and South Africa, this is a tale of a woman whose life reflects the changing face in our times. Rose Quinlan is the perfect wife and mother: or so she seems. Married to the MP Ballard Quinlan, she has wordly comforts, supportive friends, children, and an almost glamorous lifestyle.
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A WOMAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Rose Quinlan is the perfect wife and mother: or so she seems. Married to ambitious MP Ballard Quinlan, she has worldly comforts, supportive friends, attractive children, and an almost glamorous lifestyle. She is strong, modest, capable; she is also ripe for change – as is the post-war England of the 1950s where the story begins.
At the Festival of Britain, there is a sense of ecxcitement, of things-about-to-happen; for Rose too life will blossom – through love, through friendship, and through a confrontation with the ghosts of her childhood in Africa.
Magnificently evoking the vitality of the fifties and the sixties, this is a novel which provokes, entertains and enthralls.
'A colourful book – as compelling as a mid-morning gossip over the garden wall'
Betty Burton is the author of ‘Jude’, ‘Jaen’, ‘Hard Loves, Easy Riches’, ‘The Consequences of War’, ‘Goodbye Piccadilly’, ‘Long, Hot Summer’, ‘Falling in Love’ and ‘‘The Girl Now Leaving’, as well as a collection of short stories, ‘Women Are Bloody Marvellous!’. She has written for both television and radio, and won the Chichester Festival Theatre Award. Born in Romsey, Hampshire, she now lives in Southsea with her husband, Russ.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6490204