‘It really did seem that he had married them both. Two angels, she said, two accommodating angels, very plain angels.’
When the Professional marries Hazel, Lady Carpenter warns that his new wife is so like her twin, Chloe, he will have trouble telling them apart. So inseparable are the twins that the Professor lives with both women under one roof.
Into their generous and harmonious household return their daughters – triplets – fresh from their round-the-world travelling, and ready for whatever excitement they can grab next in their lives.
Family life in the otherwise quiet house swells to a chaotic dazzling crescendo as the Professor struggles to keep in step with the seven women in his life and a strange request from Dr Florence.
‘An Accommodating Spouse is vintage Jolley, always cutting between pain and laughter, dislocation and consolation, chaos and order … lit by Jolley’s special sense of absurdity and the meaning that flows from it.’ The Age
‘There is a fine musical line running through An Accommodating Spouse which takes you gently by the ear and leads you through it … a fantastic book in all senses of that word.’ The Sydney Morning Herald
Paperback, 253 pages. In very good preloved condition.