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Other People's Children - TROLLOPE, Joanna

Bloomsbury, 1998, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

This novel concerns that expanding social unit, the stepfamily, and explores the myths, the truths and the difficulties of trying to deal with present and past relationships, and, above all, with other people's children. We meet women representing every aspect of motherhood - Nadine the 'natural ' mother, Josie the stepmother, Elizabeth the would-be-stepmother. We meet men brought up sharply against the more complex truths of modern fatherhood - Matthew who must live with another man's son and without his own children; Tom, torn between his own desires and what he believs he owes his daughter. And most importantly, we meet the children, grown-up, adolescent, young, all battling to find a place for themselves in this new order they haven't chosen.

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