by Jill Bingham



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/2/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 592
ISBN : 9781449062651

About the Book

TRIO is a love story, which tells of one woman’s relationship with three men during a forty-year period. It spans the permissive sexual revolution of the late nineteen sixties to the present day, involving them all in a tale of love, sex, passion, destiny, cruel heartbreak and dazzling happiness. Jessica Phillips is a sixty three year old woman, still attractive but feeling unsettled about many aspects of her life. To try to deal with her discontent she embarks on writing a novel. She has been in a relationship with her partner Michael Bowen for nearly forty years and they have one son age twenty nine who is currently serving a prison sentence for car theft.

Jess, as she is known, manages a small office which re-locates to premises nearby. Through the office move she meets a man twenty years her junior Cuthbert Drysdale. Despite their age difference they are attracted to each other and begin an affair.

The name Drysdale is a link to her past when forty years earlier she had a passionate and from her point of view loving relationship with Adam Drysdale a very wealthy young businessman who was married with a son. It emerges that that son is none other than her current lover, Cuthbert, who despite initial appearances to the contrary is extremely wealthy. Her relationship with Cuthbert’s father ended suddenly and dramatically due to his jealousy of her friendship with Michael Bowen whom she subsequently partnered.

The story travels in time between the twenty two year old Jessica and the events which shape what happens to the 63 year old Jessica.

About the Author

Trio is Jill Bingham’s first novel; she has worked for many years for a small law firm in north London whose clients come from many different backgrounds and cultures. During the course of her time there she has seen that one thing many have in common is the role in which society casts older women. Beyond a certain age they become one dimensional, invisible as women in their own right relegated to being regarded as somebody’s wife, mother, aunt or grandmother; seen only as an appendage to their family, even though they are a vital one. However, as vibrant sensual beings they are dismissed, ridiculed even. 


 The arts and media frequently portray love as happening only to young and attractive people but in this story she conveys there is no distinction, as far as emotion is concerned, between a 23 year old woman’s feelings and desires and that of a woman 40 years older. She demonstrates a women’s age is no barrier to being attractive and sensual and enjoying erotic experiences.


The story is a work of fiction but she has drawn heavily both on events in her own life as well as those of close family and friends.

She spends her time in London and Cambridgeshire.