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Out of Love

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The last time Min saw Daisy they quarreled bitterly - not really surprising, as Daisy was in bed with Min's boyfriend at the time. Fifteen years later, they run into each other unexpectedly - and, as they catch up on the news, it seems as though their friendship has never ended. Daisy is a successful academic - independent, unmarried, and with life exactly as she wants it; ...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published July 15th 1999 by Orion Paperbacks
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Jun 09, 2016 Sue rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, read-2016
‘Out of Love’ is about thirty-something Diana, known to most of her friends as Daisy. She’s an academic who lives a fairly solitary life by choice. She has not seen her best friend Min for fifteen years after a nasty misunderstanding but now they are re-united.

This is a character-based book, and the people are very well drawn. The writing is excellent; the pace perfect for my tastes. It's nearly twenty years old, thus free of modern trappings such as mobile phones, although unfortunately the ad
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Jun 09, 2015 Hilary Tesh rated it liked it
Although the two main characters, Daisy and Min, are in their mid 30s this is essentially chick lit - albeit with an intelligent twist. The childhood friends are reunited after a fifteen year estrangement and Daisy visits Min's chaotic family household. The book poses the question, what would - or indeed, should - you do "out of love". Holding the fort and organising the household whilst your best friend is injured is acceptable - but falling in love with her husband certainly isn't. How this ...more
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book (again) and I have nothing but praise for Victoria Clayton.
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