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The Forever Girl By Alexander McCall Smith

The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith

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Summary

From the author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - a stand-alone, big-hearted and often heartbreaking novel about unrequited love and the unexpected places it takes us.

The Forever Girl Summary

The Forever Girl: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith

At the age of four Clover chooses her own name. Aged six, she falls in love with her best friend, James, with whom she happily spends all her time. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: at the same time that Clover's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, she realises that James's father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well: James drifts away from Clover, but she keeps him in her sights: she attends the same college in Scotland and then follows him to London, Sydney, Singapore, rebuilding her life in every city, hoping each time that James will see what he is missing. As Clover and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realised tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life.

The Forever Girl Reviews

'[H]is fluency is remarkable, as is his ability to engage the interest and sympathy of the reader [...] he is true to one's experience of life in a way that comparatively few novelists are' -

-- Allan Massie

'Sensitively written with lovely rounded characters, this is an absolute gem'

* Lovereading *

'Smith's writing has charm and wisdom, and Clover's quest for her beloved is gorgeously romantic'

* The Times *

'convincingly written from a female perspective'

* Yorkshire Post *

'The Forever Girl is about love, a tough subject at the best of times, tacky at the worst, but the author has a unique way of writing that circumvents both'

* The Sydney Morning Herald *

About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.

Additional information

GOR005556069
9781846972294
1846972299
The Forever Girl: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Birlinn General
2014-02-01
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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