Devoted Ladies

Devoted Ladies

by Molly Keane
     
 

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Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months and are devoted friends - or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness; Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas.

Watching from the sidelines, their friend Sylvester regrets that Jane should be 'loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that

Overview

Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months and are devoted friends - or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness; Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas.

Watching from the sidelines, their friend Sylvester regrets that Jane should be 'loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica', but decides it's none of his business. When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane, however, he thinks otherwise and entices her to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins.

Editorial Reviews

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Her books are witty, sardonic, human comedies, edged by black humour, and, like all good comedies, sadness and pathos lie close to the glittering surface—POLLY DEVLIN

The very best of AngloIrish writing—CLARE BOYLAN

Miss Farrell's genius lies in her remorselessness ... deliciously funny—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Keane has a sharp eye, but a compassionate one—GUARDIAN

New York Times Book Review
Her genius lies in her remorselessness...deliciously funny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844083237
Publisher:
Virago UK
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Virago Modern Classics
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
673,768
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Molly Keane (1904-1996) was born in Co Kildare, Ireland. The author of numerous enchanting novels, she also wrote under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell.

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