The Golden Cage

. . . an Iris Bromige title


The Golden Cage (1950)
Hodder and Stoughton (1950)

The story of conflicting personalities and of a girl who would not look at the truth and a man who told it - too plainly!

On the back of the dust wrapper:

For one as sensitive as Karen, a person of Mrs. Ferndale's crushing personality was hard to bear; but to suggest that Karen's own husband had preferred to spend his leave with her, his mother, was too much ... and yet Karen learnt that it was true. Curiously enough, it was Simon who told her the plain unvarnished truth, and in the end she saw his wisdom and her own folly.

The Golden Cage (1970)
IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Library
No 611 (1970)

The chances to realise happiness are fleeting. It was almost too late when Karen learnt this.

The Golden Cage (1974)
Beagle Books (1974)

Karen never realized the emptiness of her marriage to John ... or how gladly his mother had ruled their lives, and ruined their happiness. She didn't even know that John had chosen to spend his last Christmas leave alone with her 'rival' - until his mother told her.

But that was in the past. Now she had Simon, handsome, tender Simon, offering Karen true happiness ... if John's mother didn't ruin it a second time!

IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Fiction Series Omnibus
Vol 4, No 3 (1981)

Karen dreaded her Christmas visit to Ivydene, home of her overbearing mother-in-law. Since the death of her husband, John, Karen had avoided Lucy Ferndale, conscious of her jealousy and dislike. The time Karen was prepared to forget old grudges - but was Lucy? Some heart-breaking revelations were in store for Karen. She knew Lucy's motive for telling her them, but what of Simon Ferndale, John's cousin? Was he being cruel or kind in shattering her illusions?

IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Fiction Series Omnibus
Vol 11, No 6 (1988)

Karen dreaded her Christmas visit to Ivydene, home of her overbearing mother-in-law. Since the death of her husband, John, Karen had avoided Lucy Ferndale, conscious of her jealousy and dislike. The time Karen was prepared to forget old grudges - but was Lucy? Some heart-breaking revelations were in store for Karen. She knew Lucy's motive for telling her them, but what of Simon Ferndale, John's cousin? Was he being cruel or kind in shattering her illusions?




Date Publisher Binding Remarks
1950 Hodder and Stoughton hardback Published 7 December 1950
1970 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Library (No 611)
1974 Beagle Books paperback
1981 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Fiction Series Omnibus (Vol 4, No 3)
1988 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Fiction Series Omnibus (Vol 11, No 6)




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