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Another Marvellous Thing

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14th November 2024

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781474615990

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Josephine “Billy” Delielle and Francis Clemens are happily married – just not to each other. Another Marvellous Thing is the story of their affair, from its fabulous inception to its inevitable end.

Billy and Francis couldn’t be more different, at least when it comes to age and disposition, but that doesn’t prevent them from falling in love and settling into the easy rhythms of romance – phone calls every morning, rendezvous every weekday afternoon, the odd out-of-town escape – despite both still being very partial to their spouses.

In interconnected stories, Laurie Colwin deftly reveals each character’s point of view and examines, in razor-sharp detail, the ‘marvellous’ and messy glory of modern love and the curious desires of the heart. This whirlwind romance, perfectly captured in Colwinesque style, is firm proof that opposites really do attract.

A W&N Essential


San Francisco Chronicle
If anyone wrote eloquently and magnificently about affairs of the heart, it was Laurie Colwin
Emma Straub
An infallible recipe for happiness: read as much Laurie Colwin as you can
Los Angeles Times
Virtually flawless . . . A tour de force
Lit Hub
Whether or not their love goes on is unimportant. The joy is in the intimacy, the utter weirdness and intensity of their connection
New York Times
These should be read one at a time, perhaps just before bed as a respite from an especially trying day