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The Things We Do for Love

by Imogen Parker

Historical Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Things We Do for Love

Absorbing, romantic and very well written, this is the second novel chronicling the stories of two families, in the seaside town of Kingshaven, whose lives have become intertwined. This novel moves on to 1969 and follows the lives of two of the women over the next two decades. Now we just have to wait for the third part of this lovely trilogy.

The Things We Do for Love Synopsis

It is 1969 and eight-year-old Julia Allsop wants to be a princess. But a fairytale wedding doesn't guarantee happily ever after and Julia will discover that life is more complicated than dreams of love, whatever love means…

Nineteen-year-old would-be feminist Iris Quinn hopes to carve out a successful career, but London in the seventies is full of other temptations, and a passionate clandestine affair threatens to destroy everything she believes in.

From glass slippers to glass ceilings via Glam Rock, Grease and Greenham Common, the destinies of two very different women and their families interweave across two decades, as Julia and Iris's quest for fulfilment begins to uncover the corrosive power of secrets.

The Things We Do for Love Press Reviews

'An enthralling novel about love, loss and betrayal.' Woman & Home


As addictive as a good soap opera’ Sunday Times

‘Divinely readable’ The Times

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ISBN: 9780552151559
Publication date: 28/08/2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552151559
Publication date: 28th August 2008
Author: Imogen Parker
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories,

About Imogen Parker

Imogen Parker is a former literary agent and the acclaimed author of several novels published by Black Swan. She lives on the south coast with her husband and son.  

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