Books by Salley Vickers

Salley Vickers has worked as a university teacher of literature, specialising in Shakespeare, and taught in adult education where she specialised in the literature of the ancient world. She is a trained analytical psychologist and lectures widely on the c


THE CLEANER OF CHARTRES by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"A skillful miniature psychodrama delivered with humor and knowing restraint."
Enigmatic Agnès Morel provokes intense responses in the people around her, but is she an innocent, a savant or a violent criminal? Read full book review >
DANCING BACKWARDS by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The unsympathetic characters are less a problem than the artificial, lifeless world Vickers forces them to inhabit."
Vickers (Where Three Roads Meet, 2008, etc.), usually adept at combining philosophy with romance, stumbles in this airless story about a British widow who travels by ocean liner to visit an old friend in New York. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE OF YOU by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Following in the footsteps of Iris Murdoch, Vickers is concerned with the spiritual dimensions of love and love's effect on the soul."
A psychiatrist with his own bedeviling ghosts finds himself irrevocably changed by his interactions with a patient in this philosophical romance from British novelist Vickers (Mr. Golightly's Holiday, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
MR GOLIGHTLY’S HOLIDAY by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A profound and satisfying read: the characters are likable, the whole hangs together."
Britisher Vickers (Instances of Number 3, 2002, etc.) again well mixes the metaphysical and the mundane as the author of the world's bestselling book tries to turn the original into a modern soap. Read full book review >
INSTANCES OF THE NUMBER 3 by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not as surefooted as Vickers's delightful Miss Garnet's Angel (2001), but still a deliciously urbane and affecting love story with an intriguing difference."
Wise and wryly tender tale in which a dead man's divided affections lead to unexpected revelations—and alliances—as the women he loved learn to live without him. Read full book review >
MISS GARNET’S ANGEL by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A rich, moving, and satisfying tale of a woman engaged at last with the great mysteries of love and life. Beautifully wrought and impressively wise."
An incandescent debut, and bestseller in Britain, luminously details transforming encounters that change a lonely spinster's life when she decides to live in Venice. Read full book review >