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The Things We Do for Love by Imogen Parker

The Things We Do for Love

Historical Fiction   Relationship Stories   Romantic Fiction   
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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.

If you like Imogen Parker you might also like to read books by Judith Lennox, Sarah Harrison and Maeve Binchy.


The Things We Do for Love by Imogen Parker

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.


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

As addictive as a good soap opera’ Sunday Times

‘Divinely readable’ The Times

About the Author

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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Publication date

28th August 2008


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Transworld Publishers Ltd




Historical Fiction
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction



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