High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 22/11/2012
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Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey's clutches and, what's more, help his daughter Miss Sibyl Knox to secure her longed-for engagement?

Utterly charming and very funny, High Rising is irresistible comic entertainment.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088836
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


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Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself -- Alexander McCall Smith
Appealing * Glasgow Sunday Herald *
A smart new edition . . . A terrific holiday story * The Lady *
A delightfully entertaining comedy of manners. Full of period charm and witty authorial comment * Good Book Guide *
To be so witty and charming yet also so brilliantly brusque and practical as Laura Morland is my new year's resolution -- Pippa Wright, author of The Foster Husband
Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself. -- Alexander McCall Smith
Appealing. * Glasgow Sunday Herald *
A smart new edition . . . A terrific holiday story. * The Lady *
A delightfully entertaining comedy of manners. Full of period charm and witty authorial comment. * Good Book Guide *
To be so witty and charming yet also so brilliantly brusque and practical as Laura Morland is my new year's resolution -- Pippa Wright, author of The Foster Husband

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“Funny, satisfying and a brilliant first book in a long series”

This early Thirkell novel is notable for introducing some significant characters to the Barsetshire establishment that were going to reoccur throughout the chronicles, Laura and Tony Morland. Other characters such as... More

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“Very funny”

I brought this to read over the Christmas break and loved every moment of it. The characters are superb and very believable. Angela Thirkell writes with a charming wit. There are some really funny touches. Some... More

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