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The Darling Girls by Emma Burstall
  

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Three lovers of famous music conductor Leo meet at his funeral. He died suddenly during a performance. The women were devastated. This is an extraordinarily sensitive book. All very different women, one his partner of twenty years with two children, one a long-time lover with a daughter and one young, 24-years old, all are lost without him. We watch them rebuild their lives and discover each other over an emotional year. It’s a lovely, lovely book.

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Synopsis

The Darling Girls by Emma Burstall

Three women, one man, and a tangle of lies. When the world famous music conductor Leo Bruck dies suddenly, the three women who loved him meet for the first time at his graveside. Victoria, his partner of twenty years and mother of two of his children; Maddy, mother of Leo's daughter Phoebe; and twenty-four year old Cat. Can these three very different women, whose lives become inextricably bound, break free from the masterful control Leo exerts - even from the grave - once and for all? THE DARLING GIRLS is a moving story of love, loss, and the prevailing power of female friendship.

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'Fun, funny and fast - a really lovely novel.'
Penny Vinzenzi

'I couldn't put it down. I loved this honest, absorbing story. A terrific read.'
Lorraine Kelly

'Smart, funny and poignant.'
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About the Author

Emma Burstall is the author of two previous novels, Gym and Slimline and Never Close Your Eyes. Emma lives in Kingston upon Thames with her husband, the political commentator Kevin Maguire, and their three children.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th January 2014

Author

Emma Burstall

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781781857861

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