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About the Author
Bella Pollen is a writer and journalist who contributes to a wide variety of publications, including the Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, and the Observer. She is the author of two other novels, All About Men and B Movies, Blue Love. She lives in Ladbroke Grove, London.
James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was born in Scotland, the son of a weaver and the ninth of ten children. His mother saw to it that he was educated, despite the family's low income. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent two years on the Nottingham Journal before settling in London as a freelance writer in 1885. His short stories, essays, and novels were well received, and he began to gain a fine reputation as a playwright. His most enduring work is Peter Pan, which is based on stories he made up for children in his neighborhood.
"[Pollen] hits the spot every time with her funny and frank observations of modern London life."-- "Sunday Times (London)"
"Hilariously accurate...Pollen is undoubtedly a gifted writer with a pithy, poetic style."-- "Daily Mail (London)"
Pollen's flashy, witty, urbane romantic comedy digs affectionately at the blue-blooded English.-- "Publishers Weekly"
This two-voice reading works quite well. Cazanove, who can sound tetchily upper crust with the best of them, brings a world-weary drawl to his interpretation. De Cuir is up-tempo and admirably quick with the zingers that pierce Rory's reserve.-- "AudioFile"
"This is a sharp, funny novel about finding love and family secrets. Very enjoyable!"-- "Book Sense"