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40 Love - A Novel

Madeleine Wickham

Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples' children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham's nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.

Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples' children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham's nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.
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Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples' children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham's nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katherine Kellgren

Length:

7h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:52