The Sex Life of My Aunt

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Macmillan, Oct 8, 2002 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Lovely home, lovely husband, lovely family: apart from the envy of her less content sister, everything in Dilys’s rags-to-riches life is lovely, lovely, lovely. Until the day she meets a man at a railway station who is also—lovely.

As Dilys hurtles toward her destruction— her liberation—she discovers that deceit is in the blueprint of our birth, that ancient aunts have their own dark secrets, that envious sisters have their reasons, and that when brief encounters meet basic instincts, the right choice, like truth, is rarely pure and never simple.
 

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User Review  - cathymoore - LibraryThing

This is the story of Dilys, a wealthy, very pleasant woman in her late forties who inspite of her seemingly perfect married life, engages in an affair with a man she meets by chance at a railway ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine Quirke - Goodreads

How scary this book is - I don't mean from a spooky point of view but from a realism point of view. The book made me think about adultery, life, relationships and how frail they can be even when ... Read full review

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Contents

On Temple Meads Station I Sat Down and Wept
5
Brandy Nights
29
Cocktails with My Aunt
39
Paddington Bare
57
Crammed Hotel
67
The Man with the Iron Mask
80
To Have or Have Not?
90
Down and Outs in the Palace of London
111
Not Far Enough from the Madding Crowd
147
One of Our Aged Aunts Is Missing
163
The Hunting of the Aunt
174
The Importance of Being Dishonest
185
Alison in Wonderland
224
The Ideal Husband
239
A Taste of Money
244
Love in a Warm Climate
269

Fear of Lying
125
Wife in Bath
135
Long Days Journey into Right
277
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Page 4 - We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats...

About the author (2002)

Mavis Cheek is the author of eight previous novels. She lives in London with her daughter.

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