August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/05/2014
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It's August in the Barsetshire village of Worsted, and Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, is contemplating the gloomy prospect of a long summer in the parental home. But the numerous and impossibly glamorous Dean family - exquisite Rachel, her capable husband and six of their nine brilliant children - have come for the holidays, and their hostess Mrs Palmer plans to rope everyone into performing in her disastrous annual play. Surrounded by the irrepressible Deans, Richard and his sister Margaret cannot help but have their minds broadened, spirits raised and hearts smitten.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844089680
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 197 x 126 x 18 mm


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Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself -- Alexander McCall Smith What sings out is the ebullience and charm of her characters, deliciously sparkling dialogue, a romping plot, her wit and gentle satire, and the escapist satisfaction of neatly tied-up happy endings bookoxygen.com Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself -- Alexander McCall Smith

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“A gentle classic of a long hot English Summer”

This is a pre war novel from Thirkell that was happily reprinted by Virago in 2014, making it easily available for a twenty first century reader. It forms an early installment of the Barsetshire Chronicles, Thirkell’s... More

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