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The Dangerous Edge Of Things By Candida Lycett Green

The Dangerous Edge Of Things
by Candida Lycett Green

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Here she lives with her father John Betjeman and her mother Penelope Chetwode, in one of the bleakest and highest spots on the windswept downland.Candida runs wild with the 'gang' of village children. Stimulated by regular excursions to the cinema in Wantage, Candida and her best friend June became fascinated by the idea of love.
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The Dangerous Edge Of Things Summary


The Dangerous Edge Of Things by Candida Lycett Green

1949: one year in the childhood of Candida Lycett Green in the remote village of Farnborough in Berkshire. Here she lives with her father John Betjeman and her mother Penelope Chetwode, in one of the bleakest and highest spots on the windswept downland.Candida runs wild with the 'gang' of village children. Stimulated by regular excursions to the cinema in Wantage, Candida and her best friend June became fascinated by the idea of love. Their romantic imagination is fuelled by the beautiful Ruby Mason, who cleans the cottage of a reclusive scientist, Dr Fox, employed at the neighbouring Harwell Atomic Research Centre. They stealthily engineer a romance between the two - until it is revealed that none of the children's special adult friends are what they seem, and the real world shockingly intervenes to overturn their innocence.

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The Dangerous Edge Of Things Reviews


"Evokes the world of her childhood with exceptional clarity, tenderness and precision." * Sunday Telegraph *
"A sort of Cider with Rosie . . . her writing oozes nostalgia, affection and a passion for the English countryside." * Daily Mail *
"Without the slightest sentimentality, this magical book describes what was lost: a closeness to the natural world, a life tied to the seasons, and memories of incredible richness and texture." * Evening Standard *
"Enchanting memoir . . . Lycett Green makes the beautiful countryside throughout the seasons as real as the robust villagers." * Sunday Times *
"Executed with accomplishment and brio. Lycett Green may be practised, but there's a delightful freshness here, along with humour, empathy and an unexpected sense of menace." * Daily Telegraph *

About Candida Lycett Green


Candida Lycett Green was the author of over a dozen books including Over the Hills and Far Away, The Dangerous Edge of Things,English Cottages, Goodbye London, and The Garden at Highgrove (with the Prince of Wales). She edited and introduced her father John Betjeman's letters and prose, and wrote and presented The Front Garden and The Englishwoman and the Horse for the BBC. She died in August 2014.

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GOR001398491
The Dangerous Edge Of Things by Candida Lycett Green
Candida Lycett Green
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2006-02-01
352
0552771953
9780552771955
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.