The War of the Wives

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Doubleday, 2012 - Bigamy - 410 pages
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Imagine being happily married for 28 years. You have three children, a lovely house and a husband who travels a lot - but even after all this time, you still love each other. Or: imagine being happily married for 17 years. You have one daughter, a lovely home and though your husband travels a lot, you still love each other passionately. Then one day you get a call that turns your world upside down: your husband is dead. You are devastated. You go to the funeral... And come face to face with his other widow.Another wife, another family. It can't be true. It must be a mistake.It has to be her fault - all of it. Or: is it?With the sharp and witty scalpel she used in The Mistress's Revenge, Tamar Cohen lays bare the raw emotions thart underpin so-called normal family life and explores the hearts of two women forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew.

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

War of the Wives Simon leaves two wives when he dies. Selina is poised and has 3 children and runs the family home married for 28 years. Lottie lives with a teen in the city, married for 17 years ... Read full review

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User Review  - SilversReviews - LibraryThing

My deepest sympathies, Mrs. Busfield. What? I am Mrs Busfield. Everyone was confused, but the cat was out of the bag. Mr. Simon Busfield had two lives and two wives, and he was the only one who ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tamar Cohen is a freelance journalist. A late starter to fiction (and to other things besides) she has now written three novels:The Mistress's Revenge, The War of the Wives, and Someone Else's Wedding, all published by Doubleday. Her fourth novel, The Broken, is out in June 2014. She is a Writer in Residence at Kingston University and lives in North London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one very badly behaved dog. Follow her on Twitter @MsTamarCohen

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