Devoted Ladies (Virago Modern Classics)

Devoted Ladies (Virago Modern Classics)

by Molly Keane (Author)


It is 1933. Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months. They are devoted friends - or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness: Jane is rich and silly and drinks rather too many brandy and sodas. Their friend Sylvester regrets that she should be 'loved and bullied and perhaps even murdered by that frightful Jessica', but decides it's none of his business. When the Irish gentleman George Playfair meets Jane however, he thinks otherwise: he entices Jane to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Published: 19 Mar 1984

ISBN 10: 0860684660
ISBN 13: 9780860684664

Media Reviews
Keane has a sharp eye, but a compassionate one * GUARDIAN *
Her books are witty, sardonic, human comedies, edged by black humour, and, like all good comedies, sadness and pathos lie close to the glittering surface * POLLY DEVLIN *
Miss Farrell's genius lies in her remorselessness ... deliciously funny * NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW *
The very best of AngloIrish writing * CLARE BOYLAN *
Author Bio
Molly Keane (1904-1996) was born in Co Kildare, Ireland. The author of numerous enchanting novels, she also wrote under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell.