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A Change of Climate

A Novel

Hilary Mantel

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Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

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Change of Climate
ONEOn the day of Felix Palmer's funeral, his wife, Ginny, met his mistress, Emma. They had met before, of course. The county of Norfolk is not so populous that they could have avoided each other. Their conduct at these meetings had been shaped by Ginny's lofty and willful ignorance of the situation: by Emma's sangfroid: by Felix's natural desire to maintain an arrangement that suited him.Over the years they had coincided in drafty parish halls, in charity committee rooms, and at the caucuses of local groups concerned with the protection of what, in the decade just beginning,
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"A risk-taking book about safety, about how having any sense of security is false."-The Observer (London)

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  • Hilary Mantel

  • Hilary Mantel is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels, including The Giant, O'Brien and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, and a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. A winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she reviews for The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. She lives in England.
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