The Lark: Introduction by Booker Prize-Winning Author Penelope Lively - Penguin Women Writers (Paperback)
  • The Lark: Introduction by Booker Prize-Winning Author Penelope Lively - Penguin Women Writers (Paperback)
zoom

The Lark: Introduction by Booker Prize-Winning Author Penelope Lively - Penguin Women Writers (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/02/2018
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
'A charming and brilliantly entertaining novel... shot through with the light-hearted Nesbit touch' Penelope Lively, from the introduction "When did two girls of our age have such a chance as we've got - to have a lark entirely on our own? No chaperone, no rules, no..." "No present income or future prospects," said Lucilla. It's 1919 and Jane and her cousin Lucilla leave school to find that their guardian has gambled away their money, leaving them with only a small cottage in the English countryside. In an attempt to earn their living, the orphaned cousins embark on a series of misadventures - cutting flowers from their front garden and selling them to passers-by, inviting paying guests who disappear without paying - all the while endeavouring to stave off the attentions of male admirers, in a bid to secure their independence. 'To come upon any Nesbit today, hitherto unread... is like receiving a letter from a friend whom you have believed dead' New York Times 'A wry, charming delight of a book' The Pool

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241983485
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
She, of all the writers I have ever read, has given me over the years the most complete satisfaction -- Noel Coward
She had an economy of phrase, and an unparalleled talent for evoking hot summer days in the English countryside -- Noel Streatfield
A charming and brilliantly entertaining novel... shot through with the light-hearted Nesbit touch -- Penelope Lively, from the introduction
To come upon any Nesbit today, hitherto unread, ...is like receiving a letter from a friend whom you have believed dead * New York Times *
A wry, charming delight of a book * The Pool *

You may also be interested in...

Vanity Fair
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Leopard
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol
Added to basket
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dracula
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Added to basket
Alone in Berlin (Slipcase Edition)
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Added to basket

Reviews

View all

“Enjoyable, Escapist and Optimistic”

My review copy of this (Thank you, Dean Street Press!) is in the brilliant new reprint series, Furrowed Middlebrow, and again it is an enjoyable read that mysteriously slipped out of print. I loved reading this slice... More

Paperback edition
21st March 2017
Helpful? Upvote 15
Diana O. at Aylesbury

“Loved it”

I didn't know what to expect from this book when I first grabbed it, but I was delightfully surprised. The story is compelling and endearing, and the tone in which it is told is simply hilarious. It had a certain... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
11th January 2018
Helpful? Upvote 8

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.