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'I never liked her, nor did she like me; strange, then, how we managed to keep up a sort of friendship for so long.' Fay Langdon has relinquished her singing career to marry Owen, a highly successful solicitor. At one of their dinner parties Fay meets the glamorous, self-obsessed Julia and is destined to join the handful of acolytes who provide Julia with ammunition for her merciless scorn and disapprobation. As the years pass and Fay and Julia's lives grow empty of purpose, they are drawn together by their fear of age and ...

Brief Lives 2016, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780241979396

Mass-market paperback

Brief Lives 2001, Center Point, Thorndike, ME

ISBN-13: 9781585470181

Large type / large print


Brief Lives 1992, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679737339

Trade paperback

Brief Lives 1991, Random House (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394585482

Us edition


Brief Lives 1991, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140145380


Brief Lives 1990, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224027472