Summary

Shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, 1982. Bright, stylish Katherine is offered a place to study philosophy by Jacob Goldman. She little expects to find herself in the Goldmans' home, a rambling house in Sussex, while Jacob's untidy but enchanting wife Jane gives birth to their sixth child, little Rosie does headstands, stroppy Jonathan goes off fishing and Roger wins her heart by playing beautiful music on his violin. Katherine and Roger embark on a love affair that ends in tears and she leaves for Rome.
Years later, after much heartache of a different kind, she returns and meets the Goldmans again, who enable her to bury the past and face her own promising future.
©1982 Barbara Trapido (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn on 25-06-09

Briiliant book, brilliant reading

Could listen to Jan Francis read every Trapido novel -she draws us into the life of Katherine and the Goldman family with immediacy, humour and vitality. One family we'd probably all like to meet - particularly father Jacob and mother Jane - their warmth and understanding make life a huge encouraging adventure even in times of despair.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 28-05-09

Brother Of The More Famous Jack

A real treat for all boho liberal intellectuals...loved it.

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