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48: The Men and The Girls

Joanna Trollope:

London: Bloomsbury, 1992

8vo, first edition, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket

Julia Hunter and Kate Bain have found true happiness with men old enough to be their fathers. But age differences cannot be ignored forever and when one of the husbands accidentally knocks a fiercely independent spinster from her bicycle, a chain of events is set off in which many suppressed discontents and frustrations emerge. Kate begins to seek out friends of her own age and Julia's career begins to blossom just as her husband's starts to decline . The tranquil lives of the men and the girls seem shattered as new relationships develop and old anxieties surface.

Annotated on 22 pages. Approximately 320 words.

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