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Alroy Kear, a Social climber, is blandished when he is chosen by Edward Driffield’s wife to write the official biography of her celebrated novelist husband, and decided to write a bestseller. But then Kear keys out the great novelist’s sybaritic muse (and unlikely first wife), Rosie, the woman who had given Driffield enough material to last a lifetime, but now casts a mortifying shadow over his career and respect.