Thursdays in the Park

Author(s): Hilary Boyd

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Jeanie has been a loving wife to George for over thirty years, a devoted mother to their daughter and, recently, an adoring grandmother - all this despite the fact that several years ago, George withdrew from their marital bed with no reason given. At first Jeanie was determined to confront him, but days rolled into weeks, then years, and still she has no idea why it happened. Did she do something wrong? Is he in love with someone else? George won't talk about it. Every Thursday, Jeanie takes her granddaughter to the park, and there she meets Ray, who performs the same weekly duty for his grandson. Ray seems to be everything George isn't - a listener, easy to talk to, open-minded - and sexy. Suddenly Jeanie feels attractive again and, against her will, finds herself falling in love with him. She knows all too well that her new passion threatens everything she holds dear. She must make a choice. Family ties, dramas, secrets and lies all weave their way though this beautiful and insightful first novel written by an author who has the perfect experience to write it.

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'Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better than Trollope at jokes' - Daily Mail. 'A warm and well-written case for love affairs in later life' - Daily Telegraph. '... beautiful and insightful first novel written by an author who has the perfect experience to write it' - www.chicklitreviews.com.

Hilary Boyd was educated at Roedean and trained first as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, then as a marriage guidance counselor. After a degree in English Literature at London University in her thirties, she moved into health journalism, writing a Mind, Body, Spirit column for the Daily Express. She has published six non-fiction books on health-related subjects such as depression, step-parenting and pregnancy, for publishers such as Mitchell-Beazley, Hodder Mobius and Penguin - her most recent being a pregnancy book with TV presenter, Melanie Sykes. Hilary is married to film director/producer Don Boyd.

General Fields

  • : 9780857385161
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : July 2011
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hilary Boyd
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 352