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The Second Wife

The Second Wife

(2006)
(Wives Behaving Badly)
(The second book in the Two Mrs Lloyd series)
A novel by

 
The Rules currently governing my life are these. Rule Number one: there is no justice. Rule Number two: contrary to a husband's hopes, a second wife does not have the Karma Sutra tucked into her handbag. It is more likely to be aspirin. Rule number three: never complain, particularly if you have been instrumental in demonstrating Rule number one. Rule number four: never serve liver or tofu. It is not clever. So says Minty Lloyd as she struggles to make her life work as Nathan's second wife. Mother to six year-old twins, sidelined at family gatherings by Nathan's hostile family, ostracised by his friends, she is haunted by the shadow of the glowing, successful Rose Nathan's first wife. The trouble is, 'she concludes, everything I do is second hand.' Yet, such is curious nature of fate, Minty finds herself united in loss with an unexpected ally the woman she once betrayed. Buchan's signature gift for capturing women's daily joys and struggles is beautifully deployed in "The Second Wife", an irresistible story of love, grief and renewal that explores that nature of friendship and the bonds that grow strongest when stretched to breaking.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-7862-8989-9 / 978-0-7862-8989-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-670-03488-6 / 978-0-670-03488-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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June 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-7181-4839-8 / 978-0-7181-4839-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-14-101988-3 / 978-0-14-101988-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-14-103073-9 / 978-0-14-103073-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-14-311218-X / 978-0-14-311218-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-14-102875-0 / 978-0-14-102875-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-7181-4987-4 / 978-0-7181-4987-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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August 2006 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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July 2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-14-305878-9 / 978-0-14-305878-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 1-4159-3126-7 / 978-1-4159-3126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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June 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-7528-7448-9 / 978-0-7528-7448-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2006 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
ISBN: 0-7528-7447-0 / 978-0-7528-7447-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

August 2007 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Second Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2006 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Wives Behaving Badly
Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
Publisher: Penguin Books
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