Pages for Her

Sylvia Brownrigg

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29 June 2017
384 pages

'A complex portrait of two women's sexuality . . . an absolute pleasure' Alice Sebold
‘A wonderful novel – completely engrossing’ Claire Messud

Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name, is, by her own admission, in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery is invited to a writers' conference she sees a chance to return to a world she knew well. And then she recognizes the name of the chair of the event: Anne Arden. Suddenly Flannery is thrown back twenty years to her eighteen-year-old self and the most intense love affair of her entire life.

On the other side of the world Anne is travelling for work. Recently out of a decades-long partnership, she feels adrift, unsettled. When a friend asks her to chair an event at a writers' conference she says yes and a couple of months later, on the same campus where they met and fell in love, Anne and Flannery are reunited. Though their lives have taken them in different and unexpected directions, the pull between them proves irresistible.

Elegant, clever, witty and sensual, Pages for Her is a novel about love, memory and what it is to be a woman, a wife, and a mother.

Intimate and insightful

Mail on Sunday

Compelling . . . a beautiful testament to human complexity

Claire Messud, author of The Emperor’s Children

Sharp observations about motherhood and womanhood . . . Audacious, confident, smart, seductive

New York Times