A Perfect Explanation - Eleanor Anstruther (Hardcover)

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Description

Enid Campbell, granddaughter of a duke, grew up surrounded by servants, wanting for nothing except love. But when her brother died in the First World War, a new heir was needed, and it was up to Enid to provide it.

A troubled marriage and three children soon followed. Broken by postpartum depression, overwhelmed by motherhood and a loveless marriage, Enid made the shocking decision to abandon her family, thereby starting a chain of events—a kidnap, a court case, and selling her son to her sister for £500—that reverberated through the generations.

Interweaving one significant day in 1964, when it seems the family will reunite for one last time, with a decade during the interwar period, A Perfect Explanation explores the perils of aristocratic privilege, where inheritance is everything and happiness is hard won.
 

Product Details

Barcode
9780358120858
Department
Books
Released
4 Feb 2020
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Eleanor Anstruther
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
210 x 140mm

Annotation

A debut novel based on true events from the author’s grandmother’s life follows the experiences of an aristocratic woman who abandons her family and life of privilege in search of something to claim as her own. 25,000 first printing.

Summary

  • A &;superb debut&;* novel&;based on the story of the author&;s grandmother&;following an aristocratic woman who abandons her family and her money in search of a life she can claim as her own. (*The Guardian)

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Family Life
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Literary
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

Anstruther, Eleanor: - ELEANOR ANSTRUTHER was born in London and now lives on a farm in Surrey with her twin boys. A Perfect Explanation is her debut novel.