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Purposes of Love

A Virago Modern Classic

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Vivian, a student nurse, chose her profession as a challenge, both to her spirit and to her permanently exhausted body; Mic immerses himself in his work at the hospital to ward off the emotional wounds of an unhappy childhood. Through Jan, Viv's beloved older brother, they meet, and their friendship turns into a secret romance. Secret because, if discovered, it would cost them their jobs. Despite the discipline and rigid hierarchy imposed by the hospital, their passion takes root, but between them hangs the tantalising and enigmatic shadow of Jan.

Product code: 9781844089512

ISBN 9781844089512
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H126xW196xS25
No. Of Pages 400
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Series Virago Modern Classics
On Sale Date 29/07/2014
Mary Renault's powerful and tender first novel was written in the thirties and was, in many ways, far ahead of its time.