I wish I'd read this when I was a wee chick. How I would have loved it! Women having an affair! In collusion with one of their husbands! Sadly, now, Claudine annoys me, I could not grasp Rezi's attractiveness; she seemed shallow, petulant, manipulative and boring. Claudine's life was pointless, inactive luxury. What a spoilt, self-centred, boring, immature human.