'Emmy Turner's marriage to a hard-working and dullish lecturer at Convert
College suffers from various tensions. She is rich, he is poor, she can
afford to be detached from Convers and its values, he can't and doesn't
particularly wish he could. Emmy has a highly sensual affair with a non-
creating musician-in-residence, and her husband suspects everyone but the
right man, going nearly insane with jealousy in the process... All this is
expertly managed by Lurie, but it is in her resolution of her characters
that she shows her full powers... perceptive and intelligent' - Julian
Mitchell, Sunday Times

Alison Lurie—Love And Friendship

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