The Echoing Grove, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Two sisters: Madeleine and Dinah. One husband: Rickie Masters. For many years now, Dinah, exotic and sensual, has conducted a clandestine affair with Rickie.

Madeleine, calm and resolute, has accepted that her marriage has been of limited success. Rickie's sudden death makes widows of both sisters in this highly imaginative novel that explores with extraordinary insight the sublimity, the rivalry and the pain of personal relationships. 'She makes a mood, an atmosphere, which is never forgotten ...The inner voice of women talking to themselves about their love affairs, knowing that it is hopeless, having to go ahead anyway, expecting the end as soon as it begins.

That, of course, is what Rosamond Lehmann does best' Sunday Times




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I love this book, though I find it heartbreaking and devastating, too. I have, however, taken away from it the idea that somehow love echoes on: the strength of the emotion reverberates long after the affair seems to be over.

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