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The Editor's Wife

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But when he is taken up by the London editor Owen Goddard and his charming wife Diana it seems success is just around the corner. Christopher's life has so far been rather short of charm - growing up in an unlovely suburb, with unambitious parents and a semi-vagrant brother - and he is captivated by his generous and cultured mentors.

Gorgeous... If you're looking for something escapist and bittersweet, I could not recommend more' Pandora Sykes on SMALL PLEASURES

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When aspiring novelist Christopher Flinders drops out of university to write his masterpiece (in between shifts as a fish delivery man and builder’s mate), his family is sceptical. From the highly-acclaimed author of SMALL PLEASURES – longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Smith lives in Stroud with his wife, Scottish radio DJ Edith Bowman, whom he began dating in 2005. They were married on 22 December 2013, [14] and have two sons named Rudy Brae Bowman Smith (born 10 June 2008) [15] and Spike Bowman Smith (born February 2013). The fact that I was falling in love with the wife of my mentor and friend, a man who had gone out of his way to help me, and shown me nothing but kindness, didn’t trouble my conscience at all. Twenty years on a young academic researching into Owen Goddard seeks him out, and Christopher is forced to exhume his past, setting him on a path to a life-changing discovery.

Clare Chambers was born in south east London in 1966. She studied English at Oxford and spent the year after graduating in New Zealand, where she wrote her first novel, Uncertain Terms, published when she was 25. She has since written eight further novels, including Learning to Swim (Century 1998) which won the Romantic Novelists' Association best novel award and was adapted as a Radio 4 play, and In a Good Light (Century 2004) which was longlisted for the Whitbread best novel prize. Editors unveil new single 'A Ton of Love' and announce new album - #AltSounds". Archived from the original on 10 May 2013 . Retrieved 7 May 2013. The noteworthy feature here is the brilliant characterisation from Clare Chambers. Every character is well developed and their portrayal is vivid and easy to picture. Most are extremely likeable, even Gerald. You realise he is doing the best he can and I grew to like him as the tale progressed. The humour is good especially from Chris with his wry understatements. The Goddards, Owen and Diana liven up matters and the comedic aspects and complexity are well balanced. A perceptive, riveting, very worthy and satisfying read.

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I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, with thanks to the publisher. Simpson, Dave (22 June 2007). "Violently happy". guardian.co.uk. The Guardian . Retrieved 23 June 2013. Our audience in the UK is great. There are perhaps parts of Europe where we are legitimately a big band. Where we have more relevance in terms of the wider media. There is history of bands that didn’t break in the same way in the UK that they broke in Europe. Muse or Depeche Mode – quite often bands that come from a slightly darker palette. With a lot of the mainland European audience, there’s a loyalty. I don’t know why that is. I think the media and the radio in those countries work in a slightly different way. Are perhaps less fixated on what is new.”

Chambers' eye for undemonstrative details achieves a Larkin-esque lucidity' Guardian on Small Pleasures Editors Guadalajara (16 January 2018). "Editors - Tom Smith interview on NME Live Q&A". YouTube . Retrieved 16 April 2018. {{ cite web}}: |last= has generic name ( help) [ dead link] Dystopian Fiction Books Everyone Should Read: Explore The Darker Side of Possible Worlds and Alternative Futures

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Smith has collaborated with a number of artists, including Cicada on the songs "Executive" and "Talking" from their 2009 album Roulette, the song "The Good Book" by Tired Pony on the 2010 album The Place We Ran From. In 2011, Smith contributed vocals for songs "Joshua" by Northern Irish electronic band The Japanese Popstars and "The Call" by London/Manchester progressive house project Raized by Wolves. One of my favourite reads of last year was the novel “Small Pleasures” (2020) by Clare Chambers. I loved the careful, quiet details of the story, and I know it will be one I return to in the future. So I was delighted to find that this was the latest in a series of novels from the author, with “The Editor’s Wife” originally published in 2007, and now reissued with a beautiful new cover design.

And it is apparent that Chambers is drawn to a certain theme: her characters here, as in Small Pleasures, fall in love with people they probably shouldn’t, relationships which conflict with their other personal and or professional ties. In Small Pleasures, Jean Swinney fell for the husband of a woman she was writing a newspaper article on; here, Christoper Flinders falls for the wife of the man whom he wants to publish his novel. Will the emotional depth and authenticity of that novel be repeated here? Thinking about the things you’ve been through and the records you’ve made. It felt like the end of a chapter. It felt natural to want to push somewhere new

Bowness, in his second season as coach with the Jets, had been away from the club since Oct. 23, one day after his wife, Judy Bowness, had a seizure. The 68-year-old is in his 14th season as an NHL head coach and owns a 270-389-33 record with 48 ties in 740 career games behind the bench. Lyons, Beverley (26 December 2013). "Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman marries Editors frontman Tom Smith in secret festive ceremony". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record . Retrieved 27 December 2013. But when he is taken up by the London editor Owen Goddard and his charming wife Diana it seems success is just around the corner. Christopher’s life has so far been rather short of charm – growing up in an unlovely suburb, with unambitious parents and a semi-vagrant brother – and he is captivated by his generous and cultured mentors. Musicians Andy Burrows and Tom Smith on their special relationship". Paste Magazine. 14 November 2014 . Retrieved 20 December 2014.



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