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England's Lane

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Lily - How it feels to discover the man you love has taken his life and you cannot attend his funeral or grieve openly.

Pippa. - How it feels to discover your husband has taken his life and for years your marriage has been running on a foundation of lies.

Harry - How it feels to be torn and in love with two women. I love my wife Pippa and I love Lily. Sometimes it's hard to
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 2nd 2018 by Three Hares Publishing
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Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
As advertised, "ENGLAND'S LANE" is a modern love story, with London by and large figuring
prominently as the backdrop. The reader is witness to an affair and its effects on all persons involved. The novel also showcases the highs and lows of love, loss, betrayal, the bonds of family and friendship --- as well as redemption and love rediscovered. I'm glad I took the journey.
Elsa Joseph
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy of England's Lane by the publisher. Here is my honest review:
My experience of reading England’s Lane can only be described as “bittersweet”. This book is both happy and sad. Reading it, I felt like I was on an emotional roller-coaster.
This book is about a young woman in her early twenties named Lily who is caught up in a love affair with her much older married boss named Harry. Harry is married to Pippa and has two children. Pippa suspects her husband’s infidelity and gives
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I should start by saying that, although I am a reader of more popular fiction, I usually prefer more literary books. However, I liked the title, the fact the author is a woman and the cover so decided to give this book a go. I read the book in a day, whilst travelling back from holiday and it held by attention for the duration. Although at the start it felt cliched, the story went to unexpected places, the characters developed in a suitably rounded way. I admired the way that the author dealt wi ...more
Linda Hill
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lily’s affair with Harry will have an impact far wider than she could have imagined.

England’s Lane is a book of such deep emotion and introspection for its three main characters that I felt it was a bit like reading a literary Venn diagram as their lives are affected by one another’s behaviours. Love, grief and obsession are so incisively observed that I almost felt quite voyeuristic at times. I had to read England’s Lane in short bursts as it is incredibly claustrophobic and intense and I neede
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Parts of this book will break your heart. Parts of it will make you smile. And parts will fill you with hope.

Emma Woolf uses three perspectives to tell the story: Lily, a young woman in her late twenties who begins an affair with her married boss; Harry, the married boss, who has always been faithful but who finds himself powerfully drawn to Lily on emotional, spiritual, and sexual levels; and Pippa, Harry's wife, who suspects her husband's infidelity. The driving narrative belongs to Lily, howe
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Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.5 Stars
England’s Lane is a melancholy book from the beginning, as it begins with our (mostly) leading lady Lily confessing to her sister that her partners/boss’ wife had come home early and Lily had to bolt out of the back of the house. An interesting start to be sure. As the book goes on the point of view switches between Lily, Harry and Pippa which evokes a very push-and-pull emotion within the reader. As you get to know each character and their emotions, you can’t help but want the b
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked by this book instantly, finding it to be a well written, engrossing read. The story and the characters were entirely believable and even though they were not all likeable, the situation they found themselves in made it nearly impossible to put down. Lily, a young professional editor has begun an affair with her older, married boss, Harry. Harry has a wife and two children as well as a bad back, a serious drinking problem, plenty of money and a tendency towards periods of dark, nearl ...more
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Recommends it for: girls, women, men
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I loved the book. I read England's Lane, by Emma Woolf some time a month ago, maybe two. I loved the storyline inside the story of the loss. It touches very carefully many a nowadays' challenges. I loved the characters, I wish it was more detailed. I hope Emma did not tell 'us' everything, maybe it needs to ripe, maybe it is on purpose. I think I will be waiting for the sequel.
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