Continental Drift

Continental Drift

by LibbyPurves (Author)


Sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to see yourselves clearly...Henry is a young, hip, radio DJ; Philip is an ex-MP ruined by scandal and disowned by his party; Diana, his long-suffering wife; Marianne's replaced her husband with chocolate eclairs and gin; and Lizzie is battling with illness. When Eva, a naive and happy Polish backpacker comes into their lives, the values of their comfortable world clash with those of Eastern Europe. And the five English characters find comedy, tragedy and romance unfolding with bewildering speed.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Published: 18 Aug 2003

ISBN 10: 0340826282
ISBN 13: 9780340826287
Book Overview: Libby Purves has also written several novels including Mother Country , A Free Woman , Passing Go , Regatta and More Lives Than One , Home Leave , A Long Walk in Wintertime and Casting Off , as well as the non-fiction works Radio, A True Love Story , Nature's Masterpiece , How Not to Raise a Perfect Child , How Not To Be a Perfect Family and One Summer's Grace .

Author Bio
Libby Purves is a writer and also a broadcaster who has presented the talk programme Midweek on Radio 4 since 1984 and formerly presented Today. She is a main columnist on the Times and in 1999 was named the Granada What the Papers Say Columnist of the Year, and awarded a O.B.E for services to journalism. Her books on family life, How Not to Be a Perfect Mother, How Not to Raise a Perfect Child and How Not to Be a Perfect Family have been widely translated. Her compendium Nature's Masterpiece appeared in 1999 to complete the work. She also wrote One Summer's Grace, an account of a voyage around Britain in a small sailing boat with her husband and two small children in 1988. She lives in Suffolk with her husband the broadcaster and writer Paul Heiney, and their two children.