Paperback Undue influence / Anita Brookner.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241977828 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Viking, 1999.
Enigmatic Claire is 29 and lives alone in Marylebone. She is content with her life, although she recognises she has become more reserved and independent since her wilder student days. Her life changes when she embarks on an affair with a widower. 'People are mysterious. And they do reveal mysterious connections. But sometimes one is merely anxious to alter the script. It was not the first time I had been guilty of a misapprehension'At twenty-nine, Claire Pitt is single but not inexperienced. Attracted to Martin Gibson, a former academic married to a beautiful, manipulative invalid, she and her friend Wiggy are drawn deeper into his world. When Martin is widowed, Claire sees a possible future for herself and begins to make plans. But Martin is both more and less than he appears, as Claire is about to discover . . .'All of Brookner's novels are great. But this is one of the best' Independent on Sunday
219 pages ; 20 cm