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Constance By Rosie Thomas

Constance
by Rosie Thomas

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The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Iris and Ruby.

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Constance by Rosie Thomas

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Iris and Ruby.

Constance has made a new life for herself in a foreign land. She is a musician, a composer, a highly paid arranger of other people's music, living in a lively expatriate community in Bali. There the world is idyllic - beautiful beaches framed with lush, green trees, charming small houses, and a relaxed, convivial lifestyle. So when the news comes of her sister's serious illness the last thing she wants to do is return to London.

For her sister is much older than Constance - and not a real relative. Constance was adopted. While she never felt completely at home with her 'family', nor did she ever want to find her birth mother. But none of these are the real reason she is so reluctant to go home. It is far more complicated than that: before leaving London, she fell in love with her sister's husband.

But Constance does go back to London. She discovers a great deal more about her sister and family, gets to know her 18-year old nephew and his Lithuanian girlfriend, learns about her family history and the hidden connections with her past. Most importantly of all, she must face the dilemma of her forbidden love; and in doing so, discover a new identity for herself.

Rosie Thomas has a remarkable ability to write about human dilemmas and Constance is one of her most endearing characters.

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Constance Reviews


Praise for Rosie Thomas:

'Prepare to be dazzled...an epic tale of sisterhood and betrayal.' Company

'This is an epic love story set against breathtaking descriptions of Antarctic waste.' Woman and Home

'Rosie Thomas writes with beautiful, effortless prose, and shows a rare compassion and a real understanding of the nature of love.' The Times

'Honest and absorbing, Rosie Thomas mixes the bitter and the hopeful with the knowledge that the human heart is far more complicated than any rule suggests.' Mail on Sunday

'A master storyteller.' Cosmopolitan

'A story full of passion... will keep you reading long after bedtime.' New Woman

'Thomas's novels are beautifully written. This one is a treat.' Marie Claire

About Rosie Thomas


Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers The Kashmir Shawl, Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001717821
Constance by Rosie Thomas
Rosie Thomas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-06-18
464
0007252153
9780007252152
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.