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In the summer of 1983, Olivia and Eve find a baby in a phone box beside a country road in Suffolk. The girls are nineteen, on holiday and staying with a young medical student,... Read more
In the summer of 1983, Olivia and Eve find a baby in a phone box beside a country road in Suffolk. The girls are nineteen, on holiday and staying with a young medical student, James. The events of that summer cast a long shadow over their careers, marriages and motherhood. When they meet again 25 years later, the baby in the phone box returns to haunt them, and they are forced to confront the truth that has remained silent all this time. The Partridge and the Pelican explores motherhood, secrets and the enduring ties of friendship.
The Partridge and the Pelican Paperback edition by Rachel Crowther
'A wonderful page-turner of a novel' Fay Weldon on The Things You Do for LoveShe'd recognised in him something of herself: that sense of not belonging, of secrets fiercely kept . It's not long before old friendships - and old romances - are re-kindled.
'A wonderful page-turner of a novel about the complexity of female life, by a new writer who understands it all too well. Lou is balancing pregnancy with a crumbling relationship, while her younger sister, Kitty, begins to realise she may have to choose between love and her growing passion for music.
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