Occasion Of Sin Author:Rachel Billington Laura lives in London. She is 35, happily married to a wealthy lawyer, devoted to her seven-year-old son, involved with her job and her friends. Her life is pleasant and secure, perhaps even complacent. Suddenly, almost ot her horror, she finds herself passionately in love with a younger, unmarried man. — Occasion of Sin is a highly intelligen... more »t contemporary love story. But, more than this, it rings profoundly true - it sparkles with detail, with irony, with vivid immediacy. This is a brilliant novel, not only about love, but more about the state of being in love. It illuminates an important modern dilemma. In the atmosphere of the 1980s, when the effects of feminism have encouraged up to look afresh at the role of women in marriage, it throws light on the choices that face a wife who wants to remain responsible towards her family as well as true to herself and her own freedom.
Rachel Billington's absorbing novel is about obsession. Laura's passion sweeps her up in elations, despairs, craziness. It shatters her tidy world. Gradually a new Laura emerges.« less