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A Bouquet Of Barbed Wire
"Newman is superb at crawling under the skin of our insecurities about relationships."GuardianPeter Manson loves his daughter fiercely. So fiercely that he almost loses her in his fury when he discovers she is pregnant by her boyfriend, Gavin. Wounded and confused, he begins an affair with his secretary and neglects his wife. Within this short summer, his whole family will ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 29th 1976 by Penguin Books Ltd
(first published January 1st 1972)
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Many will remember this as the 1976 TV adaptation, starring Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, James Aubrey, Sheila Allen, which drew an audience of 26 million. It was the author Andrea Newman’s sixth novel, originally entitled Afternoon, but that changed after she went on a walk with her mother and the dog ran under a barbed wire fence. It tells the story of a successful middle-aged man who is driven half mad by his daughter’s choice of husband, and who embarks on a risky affair, blowing his ...more