REPRIEVE by Warwick Deeping


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Love all, regenerating and rejuvenating, for the story of Valentine Brown, 49, dulled into passivity by his marriage to smug, shrewish Betty. A doctor's verdict, giving him six months to live, makes him throw up his business and his family and set out to travel on the continent. There he meets -- and loves -- Sybil gentle and generous. She makes him consult a Swiss specialist -- the verdict is reversed -- and Val and decide to marry. But Val's wife refuses a divorce, and Bybil, defying public opinion, lives with him as his wife, until Betty dies and gives him freedom to marry her... Once again, story book solace for the heart hungry.

Pub Date: June 22nd, 1945
Publisher: Dial