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A wickedly witty tale of modern manners, happily suggesting that PC is not the only way to be. Dr Louise Case has the right career, the right country cottage and a commitment-free relationship with a fellow academic. According to contemporary codes, it's all very correct -- except that Louise begins to suspect that it's far from perfect. Then along comes Rose, eighty if sh ...more
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Published January 1st 1996 by HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD
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Valerie Penny
Feb 22, 2014 Valerie Penny rated it did not like it
I most associate this author with historical works so this book really surprised me. It is nothing like the very popular historic novels by Gregory. I borrowed the book from the library and started reading it thinking that it was another rather indulgent story about university lecturers and their lives, dropping in rather pretentious 'in jokes'. However I am glad I persevered with it as it is a nice story. I enjoyed the ending of the book.

It is quite a witty tale of modern manners, happily sugge
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Anne Harvey
Sep 26, 2015 Anne Harvey rated it it was amazing
Reread after many years and still as funny as ever, this is a satirical look at 1990s political correctness and feminism. Louise Case is a University lecturer, trying to write an essay on D H Lawrence and his attitude to women in his books. It is a sad fact that she doesn't read for enjoyment, only whether it has negative or positive attitudes towards women. She is in a three-way relationship with her best friend's husband and thinks it is all very modern. Then into her life comes Rose, a travel ...more
The Cats Mother
This is another of her contemporary novels, which are completely different to her better known historical fiction. This one is about a politically correct lecturer at a Southern English university who lives in a country cottage inherited from her aunt, and has maintained an affair with her best friend's husband for years. An old gypsy woman turns up in her van, camps in her paddock and starts causing chaos, and she starts noticing that the farmer next door is quite attractive. I liked the gentle ...more
Kate Millin
Dr Louise Case is a feminist in a ménage a trois with her best friends husband as a lover until she decides change her life
Hannah
I first read this when I was a teenager and loved it, it made me want to become an English lit lecturer and marry a farmer. I haven't read it for years (and I never took up lecturing or marrying farmers) but it popped up when I was looking for a little comfort reading. Okay, so it can be a bit too cosy and twee at times, however, it still made me smile and I think it's aged well considering it was written in the mid 90s. No comment about its feminist credentials, it's chick lit, so I'll take it ...more
Lobna Amer
Smart, satirical, amusing and with a surprising amount of accuracy about the emotions behind lust and desire. I definitely do not approve of the course the story took, Louise's story at least, since, in my opinion she deserves way less than what she ended up with. Regardless, the book was fast-paced and fun. Would recommend it to those who have always fought to be politically correct.
Felicity
Sep 28, 2015 Felicity rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gregory should stick to historical fiction. This is almost embarrassing by her standards.
Aunty Janet
I was very surprised by this book as it is nothing like the very popular historic novels by this author.
I started reading it thinking that it was another rather indulgent story about university lecturers and their carryings on, dropping in rather pretentious 'in jokes', however I'm glad I persevered with it as it is a nice story. I enjoyed the book in the end.
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
I picked up this book at random without reading the back cover (I was feeling adventurous!) but I definitely shouldn't have... I've never been much of a chick lit fan which probably explains why I didn't enjoy this read and I suppose people who do enjoy this type of litterature would find this a pretty good read.
Jirinka (sony08)
6/10 - so far the weakest of all Phillipa's books I have read. After loving The Little House I thought this would be really good too but I thought it lacked imagination and the story was all too predictable. Still it was an easy read hence the three stars.
Elizabeth Moffat
An ok book nothing amazing like her historical fiction, enjoyed the ending. Bit weird in places and wouldn't ordinarily read this kind of book exceptfir the fact it was philippa!
Philippa
Jan 10, 2011 Philippa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2010
Not as good as The Little House, but a good enjoyable read nonetheless! I did find myself gasping at the antics of that cad Toby a few times ;)
Norah
Jul 08, 2012 Norah rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Norah by: Bookcrosser 'SirRoy'
This was a really good read, well written I thought, taking a sideways look at the Womens' Liberation Movement and its philosophy.
Kelly
Jul 22, 2013 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you take this book for what it is, a politically incorrect satire about feminism, it is actually quite amusing.
Jan Parker
Aug 28, 2012 Jan Parker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chaotic, wicked and witty! I'm so glad that everything turns our alright in the end!
Chrissi
It's an okay book really. Nothing particularly special, but easy to read.
Julie
Sep 10, 2015 Julie rated it liked it
I enjoyed it - Rose was delightful and the wisest person in the book
Erin
Jan 20, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not like her other books at all, but pretty steamy
Shannon
not a bad book just not what I expected.
Fiona
Oct 09, 2011 Fiona rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
Another I just couldn't get into !
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Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film. Published in 2009, the bestselling The White Queen, the story of Elizabeth Woodville, ushered in a new series involving The Cousins’ War (now known as The War of the Roses) and a new era for the acc ...more
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