'There are no grown-ups.' Everyone in this wickedly entertaining novel, whatever their age, bullies or deceives or adores someone else, in the merciless playgrounds of London flats, country villages, television studios and conferences. At the centre of it all is Leo Ulm, social scientist and media guru, who magnetizes his wives, lovers and friends with his fading brilliance. He obsesses them all, including clear-eyed Clara, though she may often wish he were dead.
The god of his own universe, Leo is monstrously vain and arrogant - until something happens which leaves all the women in his life in shock. Then, perhaps, Clara begins to grow up….
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janglen - LibraryThing
A well-written, and very easy read with a surprise ending. The characters are well defined and behave in a believable way, and if in the end it is all a little unmemorable, it is still an entertaining novel. Read full review
Review: The Grown-UpsUser Review - Peggy - Goodreads
My Goodreads friend Mary gave me this for my birthday and I took it along on vacation. It was darker than I first suspected, an interesting psychological and social study of characters in England. I ... Read full review