Avril is in her late thirties and married to Hugh, a Navy Officer who is charming but domineering. She has a secretarial job, but Hugh keeps her in her place and has been having affairs since six months into their marriage - they have no children as he doesn't want them. When Hugh is posted to St Vincent for six months she has a brief affair with her boss Keith. She feels no guilt, but finds herself pregnant - Keith suggests an abortion. Fortunately, Hugh sends for her to join him in St Vincent and she decides to keep the baby, passing it off as Hugh's. All is well until Hugh discovers the truth, confronts Avril and hits her. This initiates their separation and Avril's rediscovery of herself and her talent for painting - a talent denied by Hugh. Whilst approaching galleries, she meets again Hugh's brother Michael, part-owner of a gallery. She becomes his client and then his wife...

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Suzanne Goodwin's Sheer Chance

Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sheer Chance
Author(s): Suzanne Goodwin
ISBN: 0-316-87906-1 / 978-0-316-87906-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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September 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sheer Chance (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Suzanne Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7089-3808-6 / 978-0-7089-3808-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sheer Chance
Author(s): Suzanne Goodwin
ISBN: 0-312-15654-5 / 978-0-312-15654-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

March 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sheer Chance
Author(s): Suzanne Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7515-1689-9 / 978-0-7515-1689-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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March 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: Sheer Chance
Author(s): Suzanne Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7515-2561-8 / 978-0-7515-2561-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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