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by Carol Clewlow

Rose's love life is governed by one simple law: 'Thou shalt not make another woman unhappy'. And that, of course, rules out adultery. But since all the desirable men are almost by definition attached, the choice seems to be between sin and celibacy. And where does love fit into that? 'This is as good a novel as any you will ever read about the sex war, pinpointing once and for all that crucial piece of knowledge about the canyons that exist between men and women' Woman's Journal 'A truly compulsive read' Val Hennessy in SHE 'Dynamite: the sort of book which turns assumptions inside out. It should have a permanent place of honour beside every double bed...Clewlow pursues each question she raises to its furthest limit, with humour, passion and absolutely ruthless honesty' Kate Saunders in the SUNDAY TIMES
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ISBN: 0770423434
ISBN13: 978-0770423438
Category: No category
Author: Carol Clewlow
Language: English
Publisher: Seal; First Thus edition (December 1, 1989)
ePUB size: 1216 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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A group of women in their 30's and 40's is enrolled as mature age students in an English course at University. Rose has never been married and is completely against the idea of having affairs with married men, more out of a sense of loyalty to other women than any great moral issue.

Her two closest friends are both involved with married men and are determined to break up the marriages and marry their lovers.Despite her earlier feelings about affairs with married men, Rose falls desperately in love with her tutor, Paul a pompous, predatory academic who enjoys having the devoted attention of his female students as well as the security of his fact the whole of the faculty and students seems to be sexually involved, within the cloistered atmosphere of the University. Carol Clewlow is a very fine writer and obviously knows exactly just how elating and devastating an affair can be.
Everybody at some point or another of their lives have an unhappy love affair, not all of us want to get even, but only Carol as far as I know, has decided to write a book for revenge. And it may be true that happy people don't have a story (I don't remember where I read this), but that doesn't necessarily mean that all unhappy people's stories are literature. Carol's book is a sad, bitter one, a woman's guide to self-pity, self-righteousness, self-whatever. All men in the book are either cold manipulators, or pathetic wimps, or both. Women in the book are either losing in love because they are sensitive, vulnerable as only a woman can be, or winning in love because they become as cold and manipulative and strong as men, only without the condemnation Carol reserves to her poor men's characters. It was an interesting book to read, and I'm not convinced that Carol is a bad writer if she puts her mind and not her bitterness to it, but it was one-sided and predictable to the point of boredom. Better luck next time Carol, both with books AND men.