Douglas Ashburner had never been a womanizer. If his wife had murmured a single reproach, he would immediately have made a clean breast of things. Instead, her reaction to his sudden need for a long fishing holiday in the Highlands, seemed positively encouraging. So Ashburner finds himself changing the luggage labels in the taxi to Heathrow, and checking in for the flight to Moscow...
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Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.From AudioFile:
Ashburner is off on an adventure. His conscience nags at him as he prepares to leave his wife, home, and dog for an intense two weeks with Nina, but he shrugs off the guilt and carries on. Michael Tudor Barnes is the ideal reader for this novel--his discreet narration allows the plot to be the center of the listener's attention as Ashburner's dalliance leads him on a tangled path. He tells his wife he is off on a fishing trip, but instead he boards a plane for Moscow with Nina, his unlikely mistress. (Even he cannot understand why he sought out her dark, animated beauty and why she might be interested in his heavy, aging mediocrity.) This novel grabs the listener's attention right away and holds it the entire way. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Book Condition: New. 1987 Softcover Edition Published by Flamingo - 157 pages - Quality Books. Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Bookseller Inventory # R00802