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Mrs. Hemingway
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Mrs. Hemingway (Paperback)

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'Mrs. Hemingway is so beautifully written, and evocative, that I could not put it down until the last page.' - Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You.



A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.



In the dazzling summer of 1926, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from their home in Paris to a villa in the south of France. They swim, play bridge and drink gin. But wherever they go they are accompanied by the glamorous and irrepressible Fife. Fife is Hadley's best friend. She is also Ernest's lover.



Hadley is the first Mrs. Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Over the ensuing decades, Ernest's literary career will blaze a trail, but his marriages will be ignited by passion and deceit. Four extraordinary women will learn what it means to love the most famous writer of his generation, and each will be forced to ask herself how far she will go to remain his wife . . .



Luminous and intoxicating, Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood portrays real lives with rare intimacy and plumbs the depths of the human heart.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 01/01/2015 ISBN-13: 9781447226888  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Naomi Wood is the author of The Godless Boys and Mrs. Hemingway, which has been published in more than ten countries around the world. Naomi studied at Cambridge and has a Masters degree and Doctorate from the University of East Anglia and teaches Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University. She lives in London and is the judge of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Short-Story Award, and the Young Patrons Ambassador at the British Library.

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Viewed through the weary disillusionment of his four wives, Wood navigates the twin paradigms of Ernest Hemingway as literary genius and drunken womaniser. The slow concession of his affections by his first wife Hadley to Fife, the journalist with whom he conducts a blatant affair, is pitifully poignant; his third, Martha Gellhorn, whose legend matched his, is perhaps the only one to emerge with dignity intact, as their wartime marriage collapses with the dissipation of their embedded reporters' adrenaline at the conflict's end. This is a novel that more than delivers on the promise of Wood's striking debut, The Godless Boys, suggesting she has the potential to become one of Britain's most significant novelists.

Jonathan, Web Editor

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 07/05/2015

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