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Close Relations By Michael Taylor

Close Relations
by Michael Taylor

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An enthralling tale of one man's search for the right woman.
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Close Relations by Michael Taylor

Algie Stokes, the only son of a lockkeeper, has ambition and ideas enough to make his way honestly in the world. To begin, there is one girl in his life, Harriet Meese, plain but a very good catch. Then he meets Marigold Bingham, the exact opposite, astonishingly pretty and adorable, but resigned to living and working in poverty with her family on a canal boat. Yet it is a love match ...until he meets Aurelia, elegant, sensitive and utterly beautiful but, unhappily, the wife of Algie's callous employer, Benjamin Sampson. There are two other women in Algie's life: his mother, devoted wife of Will Stokes, a beauty of her generation; and Kate, his flighty, ambitious sister. Kate loves only herself and has her own ideas of how to make her mark, with disastrous consequences for everybody. Always in the background is the enigmatic Murdoch Osborne, widower, established local trader, amateur thespian, ladies' man, and old enough to be Algie's father. Five very different women. Two very significant men ...

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Close Relations Reviews


'Sensual, riveting, poignantly tender and often hilariously funny, EVE'S DAUGHTER draws the reader into an enthralling saga of desire and deception.' Bolton Evening News 'POPPY SILK is a superior saga that happily avoids the usual melodrama, and in Poppy the author has created an appealing heroine who I couldn't help but root for.' The Historical Novels Review 'Michael Taylor has returned ... to prove that men can write romantic sagas too.' Sunday Mercury on THE LOVE MATCH 'A lovely Midlands tale which demonstrates Michael Taylor's extraordinary understanding of the female mind.' Coventry Evening Telegraph on POPPY SILK 'It is easy to see why he is so popular with fans of the genre. His writing is warm-hearted and intelligent, drawing the reader into the heart of the action' Historical Novels Review on SALT OF THE EARTH -- .

About Michael Taylor


Michael Taylor was born in Dudley and educated at Dudley Grammar School and the Birmingham College of Art and Crafts. He has been a songwriter and performer with the popular recording group Herbie's People, a widely published photographer and since 1990, a successful businessman. He lives in South Staffordshire with his wife and family.

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GOR001078624
Close Relations by Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-04-10
544
034083059X
9780340830598
N/A
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