A surgeon’s wife embarks on a passionate affair with a younger man in Brian Moore’s powerful portrayal of a woman transformed by love.

Mrs Sheila Redden arrives in Paris on the way to the south of France for a second honeymoon. She has booked the same hotel room they stayed in on their first honeymoon. Her husband Kevin, a surgeon in Belfast, is delayed by work obligations. He promises to join her, but she knows that he is not keen on the trip. While in Paris, Sheila meets a young American man. They begin a love affair that overwhelms her with its emotional and sexual power.

The Booker Prize 1976
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Brian Moore

Brian Moore

About the Author

Brian Moore was born in Belfast. His novels The Doctor's Wife, The Colour of Blood and Lies of Silence were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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Other nominated books by Brian Moore

Lies of Silence
The Colour of Blood