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Pond Lane and Paris By Susie Vereker

Pond Lane and Paris by Susie Vereker

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After faithfully nursing her invalid husband for eight years, the widow Laura Brooke is hesitantly emerging into the world. She finds a job with Oliver Farringdon, a divorcee who needs someone to supervise his teenage daughter. But, can Laura cope with her demanding employer and with Paris after her solitary life in the depths of the country?

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Pond Lane and Paris by Susie Vereker

After faithfully nursing her invalid husband for eight years, the widow Laura Brooke is hesitantly emerging into the world. She finds a job with Oliver Farringdon, Ambassador to an international organisation in Paris - he's divorced and needs someone to supervise his teenage daughter. But, can Laura cope with her demanding employer and with Paris after her solitary celibate life in the depths of the country? Leaving the Hampshire mud to live amongst chic Parisians is a culture shock. Laura's position in the ambassadorial household is tricky and the servants resent her. Besides, keeping tabs on Charlotte isn't easy. Oliver has strict views about daughters, as well as everything else. Jane Eyre meets Nancy Mitford in this story of life and love in two countries. During her time in Paris impulsive, over-conscientious Laura comes to realise that adversity has made her a stronger person.

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"Entertaining and true to life." - Katie Fforde

About Susie Vereker

Born in the Lake District, Susie Vereker has spent much of her life travelling round the world, first as an army officer's daughter then as a diplomat's wife. She worked in publishing in London, au paired in Germany, typed in Aden, taught English in Surrey, and raised her three sons in Australia, Greece, Thailand, Switzerland and France. In the nineties Susie lived in Paris when her late husband was British Ambassador to OECD. Widowed in 2001after a long happy marriage, she now lives in a Hampshire village that's been home - between postings abroad - for over twenty years. Caught between her conventional upbringing, the duties of a diplomatic wife and the aspirations of the modern woman, Susie has led something of a chameleon existence. In Australia she was a sportswoman and young mother, in Greece a welfare worker and dabbler in archaeology, in Thailand a fund-raiser, in Geneva a magazine editor/journalist, and in Paris she concentrated on art history and writing. This is her first published novel. Susie's life has been one of challenge and adaptation to different countries and customs, and this has been the inspiration for her first novel.

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GOR010659389
9781905175062
190517506X
Pond Lane and Paris by Susie Vereker
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-06-10
288
N/A
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