Thomas, Rosie A Woman of Our Times

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A Woman of Our Times

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Harriet Peacock has everything. What more could she possibly want? She has come a long way. From small shopkeeper and betrayed wife, she has made herself the City's darling, her name linked in gossip columns with film star Caspar Jensen. She has come a long way from Simon Archer, the man who invented a brilliantly simple game of chance and skill in a prison camp forty years ago, a game that is the foundation of Harriet's business empire. She has come a long way from her family, friends and former lovers. But when things start going wrong, Harriet finds that in love, as in the game, the quickest way to a goal can be the riskiest...

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When you have everything, what more can you ask for? Rosie Thomas poses this question for her heroine in A Woman of Our Times, the author's most gripping and involving novel since Other People's Marriages. As in that book, Thomas achieves a perfect union between her strongly drawn characters and smooth-as-silk plotting, and the reader is quickly involved in Harriet's struggle to maintain her business empire and deal with her tangled love life. Harriet has progressed from small shopkeeper to become a City favourite as her business steams ahead. She's been linked in the columns with film star Caspar Jensen but an involvement with Simon Archer, who invented a game of chance 40 years ago in a prison camp, will still significantly affect her life. Thomas is just as comfortable with the boardroom clashes as she is with the passionate involvements of her protagonist. Although we've seen heroines like Harriet before, there is more than enough individuality here to mark her out as a powerful central character. -- Barry Forshaw

About the Author:

Rosie Thomas writes for magazines and newspapers as well as her fiction. When not writing she spends her time travelling and mountaineering. In 1997 she competed in the Peking to Paris Motor Rally, and she has climbed Mont Blanc as well as travelling to Everest and the Antarctic.

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