Man Who Understood Women, The

The man who understood women by Rosemary Friedman

Man Who Understood Women, The

A delightful series of short stories, providing a composite portrait of women and how the worlds they inhabit have changed over the past 50 years. No longer satisfied with marriage being their only socially acceptable destiny, these women relish their new freedoms as they run hospitals, banks and international businesses. From the spinsterish Miss Phipps, who opens the gate for women to fulfill their dreams and fantasies through her lending library, to the divorced 53-year-old Helen, who road-tests her internet date Dominic and becomes empowered by her new-found ability to make choices, these stories portray women who begin to overturn centuries of tradition, prepare to live fuller lives and to follow their dreams. Rosemary Friedman has a mimic's ear for dialogue and her short stories are like well-aimed hand grenades.

'Accomplished, zestful and invigorating' TLS

'Funny and perceptive' Cosmopolitan

'A confident, sensitive and marvellously satisfying novel' The Times

'A classic of its kind' Evening Standard

'Readers will find it as affecting as it is intelligent' Financial Times

Price £: 
12.99
Hardback
Published: 
07 Nov 2013
ISBN: 
9781909807259
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The man who understood women by Rosemary Friedman

Man Who Understood Women, The

A delightful series of short stories, providing a composite portrait of women and how the worlds they inhabit have changed over the past 50 years. No longer satisfied with marriage being their only socially acceptable destiny, these women relish their new freedoms as they run hospitals, banks and international businesses. From the spinsterish Miss Phipps, who opens the gate for women to fulfill their dreams and fantasies through her lending library, to the divorced 53-year-old Helen, who road-tests her internet date Dominic and becomes empowered by her new-found ability to make choices, these stories portray women who begin to overturn centuries of tradition, prepare to live fuller lives and to follow their dreams. Rosemary Friedman has a mimic's ear for dialogue and her short stories are like well-aimed hand grenades.

'Accomplished, zestful and invigorating' TLS

'Funny and perceptive' Cosmopolitan

'A confident, sensitive and marvellously satisfying novel' The Times

'A classic of its kind' Evening Standard

'Readers will find it as affecting as it is intelligent' Financial Times

Price £: 
8.99
eBook
Published: 
07 Nov 2013
ISBN: 
9781909807266
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About the author

  • Rosemary Friedman

    Rosemary Friedman has published 26 titles including 21 novels and 3 non-fiction works which have been translated into several languages and serialised by the BBC. She has published 2 childrens' books and more than 50 short stories. She has written commissioned screenplays (UK & USA) and television scripts including the pilot for 'Shrinks' (Euston Films, Thames Television) screened 1991 and 'Baby Blues' (BBC1 Doctors) screened 2002. Her stage play Home Truths starred Christopher Cazenove, Edward Hardwicke and Lynda Baron and was co-produced by the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; it toured major UK venues in 1997. Her stage play Change of Heart had its world première at the New End Theatre in 2004. An Eligible Man was premièred at the New End Theatre in May 2008 and in Kielce, Poland, in December 2011. It had a UK commercial tour in April 2012 and will have a further UK tour in 2014.

    Titles by Rosemary Friedman

    A Loving Mistress
    The man who understood women by Rosemary Friedman
    A Writer's Commonplace Book
    The Writing Game