The Radiant Way by Margaret Drabble

By Margaret Drabble

3 outdated Cambridge pals are introduced jointly at a celebration to rejoice New Year's Eve, and the top of a decade. A portentous second. A second to mirror on what had appeared to be - and a second to prophesy.

Esther, Liz and Alix first met in Cambridge within the early fifties, a time whilst their futures held glittering promise. yet with the sunrise of the Thatcher period, every little thing replaced. Now middle-aged, how will those convinced girls deal with the non-public demanding situations they'll come to stand?

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