A Rural Affair

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Sourcebooks Landmark, 2012 - Fiction - 438 pages
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Newly widowed woman seeks fresh start and village scandals.  
Lycra wearing cyclists need not apply.

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 relievedrather 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.

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

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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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I have long been a fan of Catherine Alliott. I don't remember exactly how I discovered her books but I do know that I have been reading them so long that I used to have to buy them online from ... 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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