'Vinnie Miner, 54-year-old Anglophile professor, is in London on a six-month foundation grant.
So is her young colleague, Fred Turner. Vinnie is plain and resignedly self-reliant; Fred is arrestingly handsome and moping after a breakup with his wife.
Vinnie and Fred have love affairs in London. Fred's is a fraught liaison with a waitress while Vinnie drifts into a relationship with an engineer from Oklahoma she met on the plane, a brash uneducated stereotypical American who finally beguiles her (and the reader) with his uncomplicated goodness...
I devoured the book at a sitting and then went back for a second dip at once' Penelope Lively, Sunday Telegraph
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 25/07/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749397937