The Awakening of Miss Prim (Paperback)
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The Awakening of Miss Prim (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 06/01/2015
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Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The neighbours, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside. Prudencia hoped for friendship in San Ireneo but she didn't suspect that she might find love - nor that the course of her new life would run quite so rocky, would offer challenge and heartache as well as joy, discovery and fireside debate. The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy and the search for happiness.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349139517

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“Full of old-fashioned charm & wit!”

This is a charming, simple tale that is very easy to read. It has echoes of literary classics - you can imagine a modern-day Jane Austen being the author behind it.
It speaks of the simple joys in life, taking time to... More

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23rd July 2014
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“Carefully crafted and exceptionally elegant”

Every once in a while you read a book that is written so beautifully that not only do you get lost in the story, but you do so in the carefully crafted words as well. The Awakening of Miss Prim is one such a novel. As... More

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4th June 2014
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“An unusual novel”

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera (translated into English by Sonia Soto) is an unusual novel which is impossible to categorize into any particular genre.

Miss Prudencia Prim is a young,... More

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16th February 2015
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