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Tenterhooks

Ada Leverson (1862-1933)

1. Chapter 1: A Verbal Invitation
2. Chapter 2: Opera Glasses
3. Chapter 3: The Golden Quoribus
4. Chapter 4: The Mitchells
5. Chapter 5: The Surprise
6. Chapter 6: The Visit
7. Chapter 7: Coup de Foudre
8. Chapter 8: Archie's Essay
9. Chapter 8: Aylmer
10. Chapter 10: Shopping Chez Soi
11. Chapter 11: P. P. C.
12. Chapter 12: The Moonshine Girl
13. Chapter 13: The Supper-party
14. Chapter 14: The Letter
15. Chapter 15: Mavis Argles
16. Chapter 16: More of the Mitchells
17. Chapter 17: The Agonies of Aylmer
18. Chapter 18: A Contretemps
19. Chapter 19: An Extraordinary Afternoon
20. Chapter 20: Journeys End
21. Chapter 21: The Great Exception
22. Chapter 22: Another Side of Bruce
23. Chapter 23: At Lady Everard's
24. Chapter 24: Miss Bennett
25. Chapter 25: At Westgate
26. Chapter 26: Goggles
27. Chapter 27: The Elopement
28. Chapter 28: Bruce Returns
29. Chapter 29: Intellectual Sympathy

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Summary

The second of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, an Edwardian comedy of manners. Several years have passed since the events in 'Love's Shadow', but Bruce Ottley is as difficult and irksome as ever. His beautiful wife Edith continues to gently manage his foibles, and regards him with a fond tolerance. But then she meets the enchanting - and very handsome - Aylmer Ross. The attraction between them is undeniable, and Edith's quiet serenity is shattered. Could this spell the end for the Ottley's marriage? Feather light, dialogue-packed and often tongue-in-cheek, this is a charming second instalment of a story which - despite its apparent superficiality - shows that Leverson had a keen understanding of human nature and of the society in which she moved.