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Instances of the Number 3 By Salley Vickers

Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers

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The fantastic new edition of the bestselling second novel from the author of `Miss Garnet's Angel'.

Instances of the Number 3 Summary

Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers

The fantastic new edition of the bestselling second novel from the author of `Miss Garnet's Angel'.

Bridget Hansome and Frances Slater have only one thing in common. And that's Peter Hansome, who has died suddenly. Without their husband or lover, the women find that before they can rebuild their lives they must look to themselves and unravel mysteries that they had never before even suspected. So begins an unlikely alliance between wife and mistress and a voyage of discovery that is as comic as it is profound.

`Instances of the Number 3' is a funny, beguiling exploration of love, bereavement, Shakespeare, illusion and the impossibility of escaping your past. Following on from `Miss Garnet's Angel', this brilliant novel confirms Salley Vickers as a writer who transcends generations.

Instances of the Number 3 Reviews

`Salley Vickers is a remarkable optimist. She shows that happiness can be found even after it seems to have died.' David Sexton, Evening Standard

`Gentleness of perception and sharpness of intellect...sustains you long after the last page.' Bel Mooney, The Times

`Admirable. Salley Vickers has a way with persuasive characters and crisp narrative.' Penelope Lively, Independent

`Vickers writes sympathetically about the bereaved women as they remake their lives.' Margaret Walter, Sunday Times

`Studded with observations and asides that stop you in your tracks.' Julie Wheelwright, Scotland on Sunday

`The reader glides through it effortlessly. The plot is simple, yet has an amazing amount of narrative power. Vickers' second novel confirms that she will have a long and outstanding career.' Martyn Goff, The Times

`Lovely. Distinctive grace.' Murrough O'Brien, Daily Telegraph

`Her voice rings true and strong.' Jane Gardam, Spectator

About Salley Vickers

Salley Vickers divides her time between London and Venice. Previously a university lecturer in English, when not writing she practices as a psychologist and still lectures widely on the connections between literature, psychology and religion.

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Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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