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All her life Stella Brentwood has considered herself a bird of passage. She has known love, but she remains alone by choice and chance. Now retired, she has decided to root herself in the Somerset landscape. The hamlet that is now her home proves itself deceptive - an apparently tranquil backwater where tensions within a dysfunctional family build to a destructive climax.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1998
ISBN: 9780670869060
Branch Call Number: FIC Livel 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 217 p


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A retired anthropologist buys herself a cottage in Devon and settles down with her books, memories and a dog. However, before she knows it she has become the object of affection of her deceased girlfriend’s husband and eyed as a potential roommate by her lesbian best friend. It has all become a little too sticky for comfort and like the trapped fly, she struggles to be free.

Feb 01, 2010

Penelope Lively's books center on character development, and some of those characters are absolutely magic.

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