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The Keys to the Street

A stand-alone novel published by Hutchinson in


The Good Soldier is my favourite novel. Somewhere in its early pages Ford Madox Ford has Florence say that her strict aunts will give her the keys to the street if she misbehaves. It is an elegant way of saying that they would turn her out.

Ruth Rendell 1

Mary Jago had donated bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn’t know.

This generous act led to her breakup with Alistair, for whom it was as if her beauty had been plundered. However, the man whose life she had saved would change Mary’s life in a way she could never have imagined.

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Footnotes

  1. Walking the lines. The Guardian, 2007. ↩︎

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