by Sukey HowardOctober, 2000
The ways of our livesHe is more than twice her age and married; his children are older than she is. But Guy and Marion fell in love. Now, after seven years of meeting in secret, Guy has left his wife and announced to his family that he is marrying Marion. So begins Marrying the Mistress, Joanna Trollope's charmingly understated, keen-eyed look at the workings of Eros in our increasingly complicated contemporary world. Both Guy and Marion are very appealing and their anguish at going public with their very private love strikes a resonant chord that says much about life as it's lived at the beginning of this new century. And Lynn Redgrave's perfectly pitched, polished performance makes one wish to hear more.