The Cousin's Tale
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The Cousins' Tale (1999)

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Flame; New edition edition (3 June, 1999)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0340716940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340716946


Description | Reviews & Articles

"I much enjoyed the Cousin's Tale with all its bad men (and some women too)." Booker Prize Winnner Margaret Atwood

Short Description

A novel set In London and Scotland. Two cousins in the nineties on the run from men, mortgages, & mothers.

Sarah and Bunny are cousins, best friends and rivals. Bunny is charismatic, confident and larger than life. Sarah is beautiful, intelligent and artistic.

Sarah goes to Scotland to study art history at St. Andrews and Bunny goes into the hotel business. At university Sarah falls in love with ceramist Archie Milne Robertson, who died in 1938, while Bunny becomes a sloaney chef in London and meets Edward, her husband, at a director's lunch. Sarah marries a divorced banker, Christopher and produces two children.

When finances become tight Sarah is packed off to Scotland where she buys a house at auction which was once home to Archie Mime Robertson. She has to adlust to the pain of downshifting, relocation and an increasingly absent husband.

Bunny, now a TV celebrity chef with her own cookery school, is having problems with her daughter and her husband, and longs to escape from the pressure of a high-voltage London lifestyle.

The cousins are re-united when Bunny goes to stay with Sarah in Scotland and events lead them to re-evaluate their lives. Funny and fast-moving, The Cousins' Tale is the perfect summer read.

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