A Rural Affair

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Sourcebooks Landmark, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 438 pages
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Praise for Catherine Alliott

"Compulsively readable and highly entertaining." —Daily Mail

"Possibly my favorite writer." —Marian Keyes

''A rip–roaring read." —Sun

"Catherine Alliott has got it, that addictive blend of wit, frivolity, and madcap romance." —Time Out

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HUSBAND SHE'S LOATHED FOR YEARS SUDDENLY DIES?

Poppy Shilling may have fantasized about her boring husband slipping on ice on his way to get the paper or contracting malaria from a mosquito bite, but she never imagined Phil would leave her so suddenly. When a freak cycling accident takes out her Lycra—wearing husband, Poppy can't help but feel relieved rather than distraught.

But when a mysterious visitor arrives after the funeral bearing secrets about her husband, Poppy quickly learns that Phil was not exactly the man she thought he was—and she might not be the woman she thought she was, either.

International bestselling author Catherine Alliott crafts an endearing and quirky "what if" story that will make your heart sing as you follow Poppy on her unforgettable journey.

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User Review  - Hanneri - LibraryThing

Poppy had imagined, in an abstract way, how it would feel if she were to become a widow. When her husband is suddenly struck by debris from a plane, she is actually relieved. When a woman comes to her ... Read full review

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User Review  - SharonR53 - LibraryThing

Poppy Shilling has been fantasizing about killing off her prig of a husband for a while. His obsessive ways, constant put-downs, and absences from their children's activities have gotten Poppy fed up ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Catherine Alliott worked in London as a copywriter in advertising. She now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband a barrister and their three children. Catherine's first novel, The Old-Girl Network, became an instant bestseller across the UK, as did her subsequent novels, Going Too Far, The Real Thing, Rosie Meadows Regrets..., Olivia's Luck, and A Married Man. Visit www.catherinealliott.com

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