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Loving Without Tears

Molly Keane

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Virago Modern Classics, Fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

An even finer achievement than her earlier mordant masterpiece, GOOD BEHAVIOUR' Sunday Times

Angel, formidable hostess, social charmer and mother par excellence, confidently awaits the return of her little boy from the trials of war. She could not anticipate that the teenager who went away will return a grown man - bronzed and world-weary - a sophisticated American widow on his arm. Nor could she anticpate that her irrepressible daughter Slaney will similarly throw herself into romance (without asking her advice) and even her niece Tiddley will show an unexpected determination in getting on with her life. Faced with domestic insurrection on a grand scale, Angel will have to sharpen her wits to maintain her tyranny.

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Molly Keane

Molly Keane (1904-1996) was born in Co Kildare, Ireland. The author of numerous enchanting novels, she also wrote under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell.