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A Woman's Life (2002)

by Rachel Billington

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The urn, crumbling at the base, was planted with sweet-peas.
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Connie is the youngest member of a large Irish family, and Ireland's too small to contain her. She is beautiful and impulsive, and she roars through life, never looking before she leaps. Nina is English and middleclass, the shy, thoughtful, daughter of an army officer. She marries her boyhood love and has two children before realizing how unfulfilled she is, and that painting is her true passion. Fay is American and Jewish, the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor. She's the ambitious one, who fulfils her dream of becoming a doctor before admitting a darker, more complex side to her nature. Three women, born at the outbreak of World War II, who've grown up in widely differing circumstances, form an improbable friendship that sustains them through 40 years of love, marriage, children, work, divorce, and tragedy, against the backdrop of a society undergoing dramatic change at every level.

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"Three women born at the outbreak of World War II, meet in the early sixties. From widely differing backgrounds, they form an improbable friendship that sustains them through forty years of love, marriage, children, work, divorce and tragedy, during a period that saw dramatic change in the lives and hopes of women everywhere." "Connie is the youngest of a large Irish family, though Ireland is too small to contain her. Beautiful and impulsive, men will always love her. She roars through life, never looking before she leaps, sometimes onto rocks. Nina is English and middle-class, the shy, thoughtful daughter of an army officer. She marries her girlhood love and has two children before realising how unfulfilled she is, and that her true passion is to paint. Fay is a Jewish American the granddaughter of a holocaust survivor. She's the ambitious one, who fulfils her dream of becoming a doctor but finds she must admit a darker, more complex side to her nature."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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