The Narrowing Stream

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Viking, 1954 - Great Britain - 185 pages
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Julia Swinton, faithful wife and mother of three young children, harbors a half-acknowledged desire for escape from the thousand obligations and tensions of family life. Then one day, the death of an unknown girl whose relationship with Julia's husband is unexplained, and the appearance of the girl's disturbed but attractive brother, compel Julia to take extraordinary steps to protect her family.

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Julia Swinton, a middle-aged wife and mother to three children, has realized that this is the life she will always have, and as good as it seems, wonders if this is the life she wanted. As she bids ... Read full review

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Set in the English countryside, this is the story of one summer's day in the life of Julia Swinton, a middle-class housewife and mother of three young children. Though her marriage is stable, she ... Read full review


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John Mortimer is the author of many books including twelve volumes of Rumpole stories, as well as the bestselling "Summer's Lease" & "Paradise Postponed". He lives with his wife & youngest daughter in the house in Buckinghamshire that his father built.

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