Wild Strawberries: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Wild Strawberries: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 22/11/2012
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Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her Aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile, Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance . . .

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844088843
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 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
If you like Nancy Mitford you'll love this * Elle Decoration *
A witty romantic comedy and a warm and inviting piece of social satire from this sharply observant and popular writer * Good Book Guide *
With touches of Nancy Mitford, Barbara Pym and PG Wodehouse, Angela Thirkell's sparkling prose recounts misunderstandings and mishaps in a particularly English way. * Spectator *
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 *
If you like Nancy Mitford you'll love this * Elle Decoration *
A witty romantic comedy and a warm and inviting piece of social satire from this sharply observant and popular writer * Good Book Guide *

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“A 1934 gentle comedy, with some memorable characters”

An early Thirkell, and typically light and gentle, Wild Strawberries is more of a comedy and character introduction than many of the later novels. This is a book which introduces characters such as Lady Emily, who is... More

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“Love it!”

Very sweet and charming tale from a by-gone age. I love it! Will be reading more of her novels.
Very 'Barbara Pym' like in the way this author wrote this book. I was enthralled to the end.

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