Foreign Affairs

Alison Lurie


A clever, comic story of unexpected romance



ISBN: 9781784876241

Published September 2020

320 pages


Opening with an unlikely flirtation on a flight to London and following two American lecturers who find themselves looking for new beginnings in wet windy England, Foreign Affairs is a wise, warm, sideways look at life, love and starting again. It’s a book about how happiness cannot be bought or bargained with, but can find you when you least expect it. This novel is a joy and very much the best place to start with this brilliantly perceptive, sharply funny and hugely enjoyable writer. – James, Daunt Books Marylebone


Vinnie Miner is an American professor of children’s literature on her way to London for six months of research. Settling into her aeroplane seat she finds herself accosted by Chuck, a brash engineer wearing cowboy boots. She never imagines she’ll see him again. But wet, windy London turns out to be the setting for fresh beginnings, and for Vinnie, a place to take up space, breathe the air, and to refuse to become a minor character in one’s own life.

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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm