Author(s): Victoria Glendinning

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Charlotte Mortimer, brought up in the narrow confines and high tensions of a London suburb, escapes from a world bound by strict conventions into one on the brink of change. She marries Peter Fisher, a fiery young prophet of the new science of electricity. But, in the country mansion which her new husband is wiring for electric light, she forms a liaison with the irresistible master of the house. Sensual, spirited, trapped once again, Charlotte struggles to find her way through the choices pressing upon her. First published 1995.


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Victoria Glendinning is the award-winning biographer of Trollope, Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West, Rebecca West and Jonathan Swift. Her previous novels, The Grown-Ups and Electricity, were critical and commercial successes. She divides her time between London, Provence and Ireland.

General Fields

  • : 9781416522492
  • : schust
  • : schust
  • : April 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : Victoria Glendinning
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914