Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends, while Marilyn's reserve is born ...Read MoreRia and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends, while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems the ideal solution. Along with the borrowed houses come neighbours and friends, gossip and speculation as Ria and Marilyn swap lives for the summer ...Read Less
Very Good. Very good hardcover in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light wear. Remainder mark and some light smudges on outer edge of text block, text itself is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Very good in very good dust jacket. condition very good+. a nice glossy art cover, lightly read. red boards sharp. clean+, tight, sq., solid. cover spine has slight bump/foxed, w/sm. tear. a nice copy. fast shipping. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 512 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author. Very nice clean copy of this first Australian Edition. Signed bookplate on title page. Previous owner has used liquid paper to cover a name on reverse of ffep. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Ireland; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0752814478. ISBN/EAN: 9780752814476. Inventory No: 000023.
At my local book club, my mind was set on reading something else, until I spotted this book on top of some others on a shelf.What initially attracted me to it was the cover. I was disappointed to find that there was no synopsis, but I decided to give it a try. At first, I thought I had made a mistake - I found that it dragged in the beginning - but somewhere near the middle, the story started to pick up, and I found it hard to put down! I loved the characters, especially Ria's son Brian and the twists and turns - I never suspected Ria's friend Rosemary's affair with her husband! All in all, it was very enjoyable; I was even sad when I finished it because I didn't want it to end : )
May 24, 2007
Full of People!
The book had so many great characters. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to keep them all straight, but they were so interesting that they became "friends".
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