Love in Idleness

Author(s): Charlotte Mendelson

Fiction

A haunting debut about the pursuit of passion; Anna Raine is desperate: to escape Somerset, to evade her mother, and above all, to find a model of adulthood on whom to base her future self. When Stella, her mother's thrillingly reckless and beautiful younger sister, offers her Bloomsbury flat, Anna feels sure that an idiosyncratic but stylish wardrobe, interesting friends, several handsome suitors and some form of stardom will shortly follow. While by day Anna feigns efficient adulthood, by night she sinks deeper into an increasingly heated world of discovery. As secrets rise to the surface and her fantasies begin to flower, fed by a photograph of Stella and another woman at a party. Anna tries to focus on Richard, Stella's enigmatic, occasional lover. And meanwhile the date for Stella's brief return from Paris approaches...

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Charlotte Mendelson lives in London. Love in Idleness is her first novel and she is currently writing her second, Daughters of Jerusalem. She is a publisher and reviewer for the Scotsman and Independent and Guardian.

General Fields

  • : 9780330482981
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Mantle
  • : March 2002
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charlotte Mendelson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 256