Packer, Joy - The Man in the Mews. The Book Club (Foyle's), not dated, '60s? After the death of her South African husband, London-born Mrs Olivier leaves her Transvaal farm to spend the summer in her native city which she has not seen for over twenty years. Her daughter Rachel, who works in London, has found Mrs Olivier a mews cottage in the Trident. Rachel is in love with Jim Fleet and fiercely resents here mother's intrusion upon her new-found freedom. She realizes that only maternal solicitude could have brought Mrs Olivier back to the city she had - for her own private reasons - sworn never to re-visit. The story, played out against the background of Trident Mews, the South African highveld and the Sussex estate of the Fleet family, is concerned with the stormy love of Rachel and Jim and the dark forces remorselessly building up aginst these young lovers. Suspense and tension gain mementum until the whold grim truth is laid bare to face its full implictions and find their own solutions. (Wrapper flap). 7½" x 5", 256pp, light blue cloth, hardback. Very good complete with very good minus wrapper.
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