Released on 04 November 2011.

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Synopsis

Anne and Edmund Cornhill have a happy marriage and a charming house. They are content, complete, absorbed in their private idyll.

Arabella, who comes to stay one lazy summer, is rich, rootless and amoral - and, as they find out, beautiful and loving.

With her elegant prose the aurthor traces the web of love and desire that entangles these three; but it is Arabella who finally loses out.

Elizabeth Jane Howard reveals with devastating accuracy a situation both shattering and destructive.