By Marian Keyes
At some point, sitting in site visitors, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney makes an attempt an outstanding deed. The ensuing automobile crash alterations her life.
For she meets a guy who wishes her mobile quantity (for the assurance, it turns out). That's ok. She doesn't quite like him a lot besides (his variety Rover absolutely banjaxed her car).
But during this assembly is born the seed of whatever so one can take Stella hundreds of thousands of miles from her outdated existence, turning a typical girl right into a big name, and, alongside the way in which, wrenching her complete family members apart.
Is this all as a result of one ill-advised act of goodwill? was once assembly Mr variety Rover future or karma? may still she be thankful or hopping mad?
For the 1st time actual, honest-to-goodness happiness is simply inside of her succeed in. yet is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, able to snatch it?
Marian's lovely new novel the girl Who Stole My lifestyles is set wasting the existence you had and discovering a greater one.
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You must lend me these, Basil,’ he cried. ‘I want to learn them. ’ ‘Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don’t want a life-sized portrait of myself,’ answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool, in a wilful, petulant manner. When he caught sight of Lord Henry, a faint blush coloured his cheeks for a moment, and he started up. ’ ‘This is Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian, an old Oxford friend of mine. ’ ‘You have not spoiled my pleasure in meeting you, Mr. Gray,’ said Lord Henry, stepping forward and extending his hand.
Ian Small (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). –––– Studies in the History of Renaissance (), revised and expanded as The Renaissance (), repr. in The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry––The Text, ed. Donald L. Hill (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, ). Hill’s edition notes the textual variants in the four editions of The Renaissance that Pater published during his lifetime. Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars, ed. and trans. Catharine Edwards (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).
Basil, this is extraordinary! ’ Hallward got up from the seat, and walked up and down the garden. After some time he came back. ‘Harry,’ he said, ‘Dorian Gray is to me simply a motive in art. You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I ﬁnd him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. ’ asked Lord Henry. ‘Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry,* of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes