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Second Fiddle

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ISBN-10: 0552993557

ISBN-13: 9780552993555

Edition: 1989

Authors: Mary Wesley

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Beautiful, independent and brazenly manipulative, 40-ish Laura Thornby plays muse to 23-year-old aspiring novelist Claud Bannister in "Wesley's mordantly humorous take on upper-middle-class British life,"
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date: 1/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 249
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.87" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Mary Wesley, 1912 - Mary Aline Mynors Farmar was born in Berkshire in 1912. She was the youngest of three children and her father was an army officer, so the family frequently moved. In 1936, she married Lord Swinfen, had two children, and divorced in the early 1940's. During World War II, she fell in love with journalist Eric Siepmann and lived with him for several years before they were married, which caused Mary's parents to cut her out of their will in disapproval. When her husband died, she was broke with a teenage son. During the late 1960's, she wrote two books, "Speaking Terms" and "The Sixth Seal," but it wasn't until she was in her seventies that her first major novel was…