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Stella Brentwood, retired anthropologist, has studied societies as varied as the villages of the Nile Delta, Greece and Malta. Even so, she is unprepared for the startling and aggresive behavior of her new neighbours in rural Somerset.
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Viking, 1998
ISBN: 9780670869060
Characteristics: 217 p. ; 23 cm


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A retired anthropologist buys herself a cottage in Devon and settles down with her books, memories and a dog. However, before she knows it she has become the object of affection of her deceased girlfriend’s husband and eyed as a potential roommate by her lesbian best friend. It has all become a little too sticky for comfort and like the trapped fly, she struggles to be free.

Feb 01, 2010

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