The Sex Life of My Aunt by Mavis Cheek

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"This book is streets ahead of the usual run of romantic comedy. Cheek is a genuinely witty writer with the ability to make you laugh out loud. She draws real three dimensional characters whose motives you can understand and whose emotions you can care about" Daily Mail. The Times says "A sharp eye for the foibles of human nature ... the result is a modern morality tale, skilfully told, about the age-old conflict between love and money".
Lovely home, lovely husband, lovely family: Dilys's rags to riches life is lovely, lovely, lovely. Until the day she meets a man at a railway station who is also lovely, when Brief Encounter meets Basis Instinct, the right choice, like the truth, is rarely pure and never simple ...

About Mavis Cheek

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Mavis Cheek is the author of eight previous novels. She lives in London with her daughter.
Published February 5, 2002 by Faber & Faber. 340 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There are a few truly juicy subplots—Aunt Eliza’s memories of her marriage to a homosexual, and Dilly’s sister Virginia’s unbridled jealousy over her sister’s good fortune in life—though the main plot, the story of Dilly’s affair, too often drones on about undiscovered passion without offering mu...

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Unwilling to abandon her marriage just yet, Dilys weaves an ever-expanding web of deceit, which includes "visits" to an elderly aunt who one day actually resurfaces to teach Dilys about the family's long history of adulterous shenanigans.

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