It's hard to get into, but gets better. I'm not a big fan of this author after reading this, so I probably won't get another one of her books.
wonderful british author
all her books are great
Julia Hunter and Kate Bain he, it seems, each found true happiness with men old enough to be their fathers. The immaculate Julia organises her husband Hugh, a television personality, with the same efficiency with which she runs their lovely home and cherubic twins. Kate has lived with James Mallow, a retired teacher, for eight years, and although she refuses to marry him she is apparently devoted to him.
But the age differences cannot be ignored forever, and when the eccentric and fiercely independent elderly spinster Miss Beatrice Bachelor enters their lives--after James, absent-mindedly driving without his spectacles through the dark and rainy Oxford streets, iknocks her off her bicycle--a chain of events is set off in which many suppressed discontents and frustrations emerge. Kate begins to seek out friends her own age, Julia's career zooms, while her husband's is in decline. Some new changes are coming.