A Village Affair

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A Village Affair
Author Joanna Trollope
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Bloomsbury (UK)
Harper & Row (US)
Publication date
June 1989 (UK)
August 1989 (US)
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 231 p.
ISBN 0-06-039102-2
OCLC 20273811
823/.914 20
LC Class PR6070.R57 V55 1989

A Village Affair (published in 1989) is a novel by prolific English romance author Joanna Trollope. The story concerns a housewife and mother who embarks on an affair with a female acquaintance. It was televised by ITV starring Sophie Ward, Kerry Fox and Nathaniel Parker (as well as a small role by young Keira Knightley).

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"The Grey House is the final piece in the jigsaw of Alice Jordan's perfect life. It seems to be the ultimate achievement of her outwardly happy marriage - a loyal, if dull husband, three children, two cars and now the house. So why does she feel as if something is missing?

As Alice and her family settle themselves into village life the something missing becomes something huge and then breaks, scandalizing the village, opening up old wounds. But because of it, Alice begins to feel that there is hope and humour and understanding and compassion in the new life she must build for herself."

— Joanna Trollope

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