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Harry Antlers, a once successful theatre director, falls obsessively in love with Viola Windrush when she comes to New York for an audition. He immediately sends her a hundred red roses and convinces himself that her lack of response is purely temporary. He is certain that if he makes enough extravagant and expensive gestures she will be his.

There follows a wild pursuit, which takes Harry to Viola's beautiful old Norfolk house and to London, where she is decorating a flat for her uncle. Finally, Harry is driven to desperation ...

The curious psychology of the obsessive is very cleverly drawn, for the reader can see all too clearly what Harry himself cannot -that his feelings are more those of a thwarted child than of an ardent suitor. WANTING's support characters come vividly to life: Mr Baxter, who caretakers Viola's Norfolk home; Gideon, Viola's brother, who leaves his glamorous and mercenary New York mistress to return to Norfolk where a young woman who has loved him since her youth hopefully awaits him; Edwin Hardley, the moth scholar known as Hardly There ...

About the Author; Angela Huth has written three short story collections and several novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is married to a don, lives in Oxford and has two daughters.

©2002 Angela Huth (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A firstclass writer" (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

"There is a very strong case for Huth replacing Jane Austen on the school syllabus." (SUNDAY TIMES)

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    "Worst American "Accents" I've Ever Heard"

    The overall story is pretty good - I like Angela Huth.
    And the narration would have been fine - except for the appalling accents. They all sound like donkeys. How can it even be funny? Absolutely cringe-inducing.
    I wish the British would just give up trying to do North American accents altogether.
    The story has some kitsch value, a slight tinge of the old sleuth story, but with no sleuth, and a victim who refuses to...well, I won't spoil it. You'll see, if you read it.
    Again - the stars are so low because of the accents.

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