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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Slack-Tide by Elanor Dymott, read by Lucy Briers.
‘By midsummer the thing between us was finished, and it was as if a storm had torn the roof from over me.’
It is four years since the loss of a child broke her marriage, and Elizabeth is fiercely protective of her independence. She meets Robert - exuberant, generous, apparently carefree - and they fall in love with breathtaking speed.
Slack-tide tracks the ebbs and flows of the affair: passionate, coercive, intensely sexual. When you’ve known lasting love and lost it, what price will you pay to find it again?
"When two people meet is it need, fantasy or love? Slack-Tide takes us on an urgent journey and kept me reading late into the night." (Esther Freud)
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- alan wear
"Whats Love got to do with it"
The protagonist voice is strong but this is a relationship that could only flourish within the narrow confines of NW London or another metropolis where its possible to eat in a different restaurant everynight! But it is a great story well read and the heroine is someone you can't help feeling for while the man has a solipsistic quality which frustrates as he ploughs his way to greater heights lecturing and opining all the way. Motivations are revealed as the book progresses and all the while i wondered what would this story be if both characters were living in rural cornwall where there was a need to feed chickens and draw water from a well and the heating didn't work. I don't know if this is an autobiographical account but as a bloke even I could see he was a pre menopausal male with a narcissistic neurosis who needed to return to his wife. But thank you I realise that I am grateful for the small things in life like putting out bird food or walking to the shops.
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