Odd Girl Out
From the lauded, bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles, in Odd Girl Out, Elizabeth Jane Howard reveals with devastating accuracy a marriage put in a most destructive situation.
Anna and Edmund Cornhill have a happy marriage and a lovely home. 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.
In her elegant prose, Howard traces the web of love and desire that entangles these three and will, ultimately, leave one of them behind.
'Her talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her' – Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
Her talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her
Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall