Marrying the Mistress

Marrying the Mistress

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Merrion Palmer was Judge Guy Stockdale's mistress. His Honour's 'totty,' as the Clerk to the Court so succinctly put it. Guy had been having an affair with her for seven years, and neither Laura, his wife of forty years, nor his two grown-up sons, knew anything about her. Guy and Merrion enjoyed a blissful, uncomplicated relationship in stolen moments in Merrion's Bayswater flat, but to the rest of the world Guy seemed to be the model husband, father and grandfather. Now the time had come for Guy to move on. Conscious of the passing years, of the wasted opportunities, he didn't want to keep Merrion a secret any more. He wanted to share her with his family, with the world. He wants, dammit, to marry her. And he is quite unprepared for the painful storm which follows.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000
ISBN: 9780307366061
0307366065
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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The term "aga saga" was originally coined for Joanna Trollope (to her chagrin), and this book is a true representative of her work, When a respectable judge, Guy Stockdale, announces that he is leaving his wife for his much younger mistress, drama ensues. Trollope is too sharp to deal i... Read More »


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ownedbydoxies
Apr 14, 2015

This has got to be one of the most consistently readable authors I've ever found. All her books (so far, anyway!) have been interesting, funny in spots, enlightening in others and basically the kind of book you hate to put down.

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modestgoddess
Aug 30, 2013

This is just woeful. I expected a LOT better from Joanna Trollope. Pretentious, posturing, shrill family can't figure out why mother doesn't just lie down and take it when her husband of forty years leaves her for a woman half his age. Mother herself is shrill at times but we are never given to understand why her pain is supposed to be untenable, even when everyone gets all cozy with the mistress. Ending very unsatisfying. Actually - unsatisfying all the way through. Not sure why I kept reading it - perhaps I thought Trollope would redeem herself before the end? She didn't.

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