Friends and Lovers by Helen MacInnesDavid Bosworth is a penniless undergraduate at Oxford with a head full of dreams.
Penelope Lorrimer is the pretty daughter of a wealthy Edinburgh family; they have plans for her, but their ambitions do not match hers.
When they fall in love the odds are against them, but the opposition they encounter draws them closer than any love more easily won - and the bond between them is stronger,more durable than the one between mere friends and lovers...
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David Bosworth and Penelope Lorrimer seem to have everything against them. He is a penniless undergraduate at Oxford with a head full of dreams; she is the daughter of a well-to-do Edinburgh family who have great ambitions for her. Nevertheless their friendship defies the gulf between their social backgrounds, and the opposition that they encounter draws them closer than any love more easily won. But as the shadow of war creeps over Europe, there will be greater challenges before they can hope to be together. Definitely in the top class. Helen MacInnes was the Scottish-born American author of 21 spy novels. Dubbed the queen of spy writers, her books have sold more than 25 million copies in the United States alone and have been translated into over 22 languages.
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For sheer storytelling magic, no one can surpass the narrative gift of Helen MacInnes. In this novel of young lovers suddenly confronted with the violence of irresistible emotions, she has created a tale that is exciting, provocative, and intensely human. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Fawcett,
May 12, by leavesandpages. With the high school library closed to me and everything else in print in the house already devoured, I was desperate for something new to read. At her best she wrote a gripping, fast-paced, suspenseful story that held my interest well; occasionally I found my attention straying. When I recently came across Friends and Lovers , I picked it up and leafed through it, trying to remember if I had previously encountered it. The title was familiar, but darned if I could remember the storyline — never a good sign! When I started reading, I knew immediately that at some point I had read the book, but I had absolutely no memory of the plot.
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