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The Reading Party
The Reading Party

The Reading Party

FICTION

304 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781999613556

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Muswell Press (Nov 2019)

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Overview

A fresh view of Oxford, seen through the eyes of a young woman historian appointed to a male college in 1976

It is the 1970s and Oxford's male institutions are finally opening their doors to women. Sarah Addleshaw, young, spirited and keen to prove her worth, begins term as the first female academic at her college. She is in fact, her college's only female "Fellow." Impulsive love affairs—with people, places and the ideas in her head—beset Sarah throughout her first exhilarating year as a don, but it is the Reading Party, that has the most dramatic impact. Asked to accompany the first mixed group of students on the annual college trip to Cornwall, Sarah finds herself illicitly drawn to one of them, the suave American Tyler. Torn between professional integrity and personal feelings, she faces her biggest challenge to date

Author Biography

Fenella Gentleman studied at Wadham College, Oxford, when it went mixed. She participated in two reading parties in Cornwall. After graduating she worked in publishing, marketing and communications.