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Abigail Jex never expected to see any of the Radley household again. In dramatic contrast to her own conventional family, the Radley's were extraordinary, captivating creatures, transplanted from a bohemian corner of North London to outer suburbia, and the young Abigail found herself drawn into their magic circle: the eccentric Frances, her new best friend; Frances' mother, the liberated, headstrong Lexi; and of course the brilliant, beautiful Rad. Abigail thought she'd banished the ghost of her life with them and the catastrophe that ended it, but thirteen years later a chance encounter forces her to acknowledge that the spell is far from broken...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099277637
ISBN-10: 0099277638
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 21-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Abigail, product of a timid surburban background, is bedazzled by the mildly bohemian Radleys: Frances becomes her best friend; she falls in love with Marcus. A halcyon period carries her through adolescence until a quarrel and freakish tragedy sever their intimacy. Thirteen years later Abigail re-encounters Marcus (now a sophisticated musician) to find the magic undimmed. Warm, funny and touching, this was the winner of the 1999 Romantic Novel of the Year award. (Kirkus UK)

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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 during a year in New Zealand, after which she worked for a London publisher. She is also the author of romantic novels Back Trouble, A Dry Spell, In a Good Light and The Editor's Wife. She lives in Kent with her husband and young family.

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