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The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor’s Wife

A surgeon’s wife, Mrs. Sheila Redden of Ireland arrives in Paris en route to the south of France for a second honeymoon. She has booked the same hotel room as the first honeymoon.

Her husband, Kevin, is delayed by his surgical obligations, and promises to join her, but she knows that he is not keen on the trip.  While in Paris she meets Tom, a younger American who follows her to the south.  They begin a love affair that overwhelms her with its emotional and sexual power. 

The Doctor’s Wife is about an ordinary woman, in the middle of her life, seized by love for a younger man.

About the Author

Brian Moore

Brian Moore was born in August in 1921.  He moved to Canada in 1948 where he worked as a journalist before moving to the United States in 1959.  His first novel, Judith Hearne, was made into a film starring Dame Maggie Smith.  In 1975 The Great Victorian Collection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. 

Moore was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times for The Doctor’s WifeThe Colour of Blood and Lies of Silence

He died in 1999 aged 77.