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Anna Raverat was born in Cambridge and grew up in North Yorkshire with her parents, Lucy Raverat, a painter, and Andrew Rawlinson, an academic and writer, and her three younger siblings. She is descended from Gwendolin Raverat, a celebrated artist and member of the Bloomsbury group. Anna read English at King’s College, Cambridge and now works as a consultant in organisation development and leadership. She lives in London with her three children. Signs of Life is her first novel.
This edgy, seductive, tense and sinister debut, perfect for reading groups, will have you, like us, engrossed; but can you really trust the memory and recollections of the narrator Rachel? If you enjoyed Notes on a Scandal, Before I Go to Sleep or Sister then this could be right up your street.
April 2012 Debut of the Month. This edgy, seductive, tense and sinister debut, perfect for reading groups, will have you, like us, engrossed; but can you really trust the memory and recollections of the narrator Rachel? If you enjoyed Notes on a Scandal, Before I Go to Sleep or Sister then this could be right up your street.
Kate is smart, successful and adept at making people feel at home: her husband Adam, her children, the guests of the hotel chain she works for. But her own foundations are about to be knocked away - for while Kate has been building a life, Adam's attention has been elsewhere. Who is the woman he's been emailing? And whose number keeps showing up on his phone? Kate tries to hold things together for her daughters, but what can she say, now Adam won't be coming home? As Kate searches for answers, she is forced to reassess her family, her future, and the man she thought she knew . . .
Home is where the heart is, and Kate thinks a lot about making people feel at home. She works for a global hotel corporation. She has two young children, and a husband of ten years. Now, both Kate's home and her heart are about to implode: she has discovered a series of emails from her husband Adam to another woman. Probing for answers, she realizes this not the worst possible discovery - in fact, it is only the beginning. As her family unravels, Kate's job becomes increasingly demanding - but how can she provide the perfect guest experience when her own foundations have been knocked away? She tries to hold things together for her daughters, but doesn't know what to tell them when they ask when Adam is coming home. Who was the man with whom Kate built a life? And what is he to her now? Told with warmth, wit and grace, Lover is a novel about marriage, family, and work - an unforgettable account of having the strength to find one's place in the world.
Es begann harmlos und fast ohne ihr eigenes Zutun, aber die Nachwehen waren traumatisch: Vor zehn Jahren hatte Rachel eine Affare. Sie merkte bald, dass der Mann nicht der Richtige war, aber sie konnte nicht aufhoren, denn sie liebte das Spiel mit der Uberwaltigung, das er so brillant inszenierte und mit dem jede Liebesgeschichte beginnt. Sie liebte es, sich dem wilden Gefuhl jener Freiheit zu uberlassen, die der Bruch der Konventionen erzeugt. Sie liebte es so lange, bis er alle Grenzen uberschritt ... Jetzt sitzt sie am Schreibtisch vor dem Fenster ihrer Wohnung und versucht, das alles zu rekonstruieren, allein mit ihren Notizbchern, Hoffnungen und Lebenslgen. Nach und nach setzt sich die Geschichte zusammen - aus leuchtenden Fragmenten und Erinnerungssplittern. "e;Lebenszeichen"e; ist ein sehr besonderes Buch ber die Leidenschaft, ber ihre unwiderstehliche Kraft und darber, wie sie uns zerstren kann. Raverats Prosa, mal poetisch dicht, mal analytisch genau, umkreist ihr Thema hypnotisch, einfhlsam und ohne Zurckhaltung.