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Everything about Emily King's world makes sense until the day she meets Lewis Lincoln. He's a handsome and charming economics professor. He's much older than Emily, and terribly sophisticated. And there's something mysterious about him.As her relationship with Lewis deepens Emily realises how little she knows about her lover. At the same time the students she's tutoring in ...more
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Lisa
It’s Armstrong’s debut novel, but it’s written with an assured hand, and I was hooked from the start by the allusions to Proust. That rose on the book’s front cover ought to be an Albertine, a sweetly scented rambler with lots of nasty sharp thorns. Clambering over the fence in my garden it has prolific double cup-shaped blooms that last only for a glorious six weeks in late Spring and are hostile to time in a vase. In The French Tutor the Albertine is a double metaphor for deception: the rose-l ...more
Ernest
This book had enough promise for me to start, but eventually moved too slowly for me to end up caring about the main characters and any potential resolution between Emily and Lewis. The interweaving of the sexual literary references was, for the most part, skilfully done, but this in itself was not enough to make me finish the book.
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Judith Armstrong grew up in Melbourne. After marriage and the birth of two children, she did a PhD and taught Russian literature and culture at the University of Melbourne, where she published five academic books. The last of these, The Christesen Romance, was short–listed for the Age Book of the Year.
She now writes full-time. Her works include
* fiction - The French Tutor (2003) and War and Peac
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