Devoted Ladies (Virago Modern Classics)

Devoted Ladies (Virago Modern Classics)

by Molly Keane (Author)


Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months and are devoted friends - or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness; Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Watching from the sidelines, their friend Sylvester regrets that Jane 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 and entices her to Ireland where the battle for her devotion begins.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Published: 01 Jun 2006

ISBN 10: 1844083233
ISBN 13: 9781844083237
Book Overview: A surprising and dark novel of female passion from one of Ireland's best-loved novelists

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.