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Isabelle in the afternoon / Douglas Kennedy.

By: Kennedy, Douglas, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hutchinson, 2020Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091953744; 009195374X .Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Americans -- France -- Paris -- Fiction | Adultery -- Fiction | Older women -- FictionSummary: Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love's many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten but wary of the wedding ring on her finger. What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle's tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come. Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime.
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Fiction KENN (Browse shelf) Checked out 21/02/2020 I2196653
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Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. <br> Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom.<br> Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. <br> <br> Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love's many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten - but wary of the wedding ring on her finger.<br> <br> What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle's tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come.<br> <br> Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for - and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime.<br> <br> 'The absolute master of love stories with heart-stopping twists' THE TIMES<br> <br> 'Kennedy is skilled at zigzag plotting, blending domestic twists with turns created by global<br> affairs' OBSERVER

Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love's many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten but wary of the wedding ring on her finger. What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle's tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come. Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime.

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