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Her Three Wise Men

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'In a town like Beechnall there are all sorts of rivalries, enmities and feuds.' And many of them soon swirl around the amateur dramatic society's festival production of Twelfth Night, which is under a cloud after politics result in the departure of the established director.

Extra-marital affairs, encroaching violence and emotional turmoil threaten what seems like a placid,
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 28th 2008 by Hutchinson
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I became acquainted with Middleton in the mid-eighties in Zimbabwe. He's the "Barbara Pym" of the Midlands (England that is). He's written many many novels but they were not available in the US. Hooray for globalization!

He really is amusing, but this one left me wondering about depth--the main character lives happily ever after--I shouldn't complain! And he really does get the complexity and fallibilty of human interaction!
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Stanley Middleton wrote 45 novels, including 1974's Booker Prize-winner Holiday. A Cautious Approach was his last novel.