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A Time for Friends by Patricia Scanlan
  

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Another excellent read from Ms Scanlan. This looks at the dynamics of a long female friendship over some thirty years, of the jealousies, demands and trials and how they can be so one-sided. We then have the friendship of a woman and a gay man who eventually set up in business together. It culminates in the financial crash and the subsequent devastation for some. Sensitive, astute and captivating.

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A Time for Friends by Patricia Scanlan

When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call. Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood, but when irrepressible Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her, Colette is not best pleased. After their first encounter Colette thinks he's a 'pushy upstart' while he thinks she's 'a snobby little diva'. And so the battle lines are drawn and Hilary is bang in the middle. But as the years roll by and each of them is faced with difficult times and tough decisions, one thing is clear ...to have a friend you must be a friend. And that's when Hilary discovers that sometimes your best friend can be your greatest enemy ...

About the Author

Patricia Scanlan

Patricia Scanlan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. Some of her bestsellers include Apartment 3B; Finishing Touches; Foreign Affairs; Promises, Promises; Mirror, Mirror; City Girl; City Woman; City Lives; Francesca's Party; Two for Joy; Double Wedding; Divided Loyalties; Forgive and Forget; and Winter Blessings, a collection of quotes, blessings, poems, and reminiscences. Patricia is the series editor and a contributing author to the Open Door series. She also teaches creative writing to second-level students and is involved in adult literacy.

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Publication date

1st March 2015

Author

Patricia Scanlan

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
624 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471110801

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