By Isabel Fonseca

Printed: 2008

Publisher: Chatto & Windus. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Navy cloth binding with silver title on the spine.

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After more than twenty years together, Jean and Mark revel in a sabbatical on a remote tropical island. Life seems idyllic. Until, that is, Jean opens a salacious love-letter addressed to Mark. Looking for answers she goes undercover with a surreptitious correspondence that propels her on to alarming and illuminating adventures of her own…

Review: Gripping and honest, this novel expertly explores many of the anxieties experienced by forty something women. Writer, wife, daughter, mother, Jean is all of these, and the challenges these roles present are beautifully and sharply observed. Fonseca has a true eye for detail and sense of place. Her descriptions of a mammogram and a visit to the gynaecologist are both painfully accurate and very funny.


Isabel Fonseca, Lady Amis (born 1961) is an American writer. She is best known for her books Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey and Attachment. She was married to novelist Sir Martin Amis until his death in May 2023.

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