Possibly a Love Story

Possibly a Love Story

Olivia Fane’s entertaining and insightful new novel tells the story of Laura Glass, her husband Hugo - and the lovers who come to stay.

Laura Glass’s life seems perfect. She’s beautiful, wealthy, her husband loves her and their teenage kids Leo and Jemima are at good schools.

Then one day Laura’s happiness is shattered when she sees her husband kissing a young woman in a doorway.  Some of Laura’s friends tell her to divorce him; others say ignore it. Instead Laura goes off on an adventure of her own with the beautiful young Jed.  On their return, seeing that her husband is still continuing his affair, she invites his lover to live in their home. And Jed too, just, for good measure.

Quite the opposite of a morality tale, POSSIBLY A LOVE STORY is a viciously funny satire on the middle classes and middle-class values, but with a huge heart.

'Hugely entertaining, I read it in two sittings' Isabel Wolff, author of Ghostwritten

‘I loved every moment of it’ Maggie Hamand, author of The Resurrection of the Body

‘Her work … has an almost dreamlike clarity’ Charles Moore, The Telegraph

'Surprising, beautifully written...hilarious, heartbreaking and thought-provoking' Daily Mail  

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16 Jan 2017
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About the author

  • Olivia Fane

    OLIVIA FANE was born in 1960. She studied Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, trained as a probation officer and worked as a psychiatric social worker. She lives with her husband and five sons in West Sussex. Her first novel, Landing on Clouds, combined intellectual ideas with clear, involving prose; it won a Betty Trask award, and drew comparisons with Iris Murdoch.

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