The Editor's Wife
By (author) Clare Chambers
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Editor's Wife by Clare Chambers
Book DescriptionWhen aspiring novelist Christopher Flinders drops out of university to write his masterpiece (in between shifts as a fish delivery man and builder's mate), his family is sceptical. But when he is taken up by the London editor Owen Goddard and his charming wife Diana it seems success is just around the corner. Christopher's life has so far been rather short of charm - growing up in an unlovely suburb, with unambitious parents and a semi-vagrant brother - and he is captivated by his generous and cultured mentors. However, on the brink of realising his dream, Christopher makes a desperate misjudgement which results in disaster for all involved. Shattered, he withdraws from London and buries himself in rural Yorkshire, embracing a career and a private life marked by mediocrity. Twenty years on a young academic researching into Owen Goddard seeks him out, and Christopher is forced to exhume his past, setting him on a path to a life-changing discovery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099469322
(198mm x 128mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clare Chambers
Burning Secrets, Paperback (March 2011)
An intense and thrilling teen mystery set on a tranquil island where all seems perfect...
In a Good Light, Paperback (June 2005)
Memories she had long chosen to forget begin to resurface. Memories of an eccentric childhood in a large and shabby house, where the children were very much left to fend for themselves within the loose boundaries of their parents' unorthodox values. A chaotic existence peopled by a rich collection of feckless 'guests'.
Back Trouble, Paperback (December 2001)
On the brink of 40, newly single with a failed business, Philip thought he'd reached an all-time low. It only needed a discarded chip on a South London street to lay him literally flat. So, bedbound and bored, Philip writes the story of his life, only to reveal some comic and touching surprises.
Dry Spell, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Clare Chambers
In 1976, four students took a trip to the desert. Now the repercussions of the fateful summer are coming back to haunt them. As for Nina, she's having enough trouble with her son, James. But when Hugo, long-forgotten agent of misfortune, threatens to pay them all a visit, disaster seems unavoidable.
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Author Biography - Clare Chambers
Clare Chambers was born in Croydon in 1966 and read English at Oxford. She wrote her first novel, Uncertain Terms, during a year in New Zealand, after which she worked as an editor for a London publisher. She is also the author of In A Good Light, Back Trouble, A Dry Spell and Learning to Swim, which won the 1999 Parker Romantic Novel of the Year award. She lives in Kent with her husband and three children.
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