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The Greengage Summer By Rumer Godden

The Greengage Summer
by Rumer Godden

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On and off, all that hot French August, we made ourselves ill from eating the greengages . . .
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The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden

The faded elegance of Les Oeillets, with its bullet-scarred staircase and serene garden bounded by high walls; Eliot, the charming Englishman who became the children's guardian while their mother lay ill in hospital; sophisticated Mademoiselle Zizi, hotel patronne, and Eliot's devoted lover; 16 year old Joss, the oldest Grey girl, suddenly, achingly beautiful. And the Marne river flowing silent and slow beyond them all . . .

They would merge together in a gold-green summer of discovery, until the fruit rotted on the trees and cold seeped into their bones . . .

The Greengage Summer is Rumer Godden's tense, evocative portrait of love and deceit in the Champagne country of the Marne - which became a memorable film starring Kenneth More and Susannah York. In the preface, Rumer Godden explains how it came to be written.

`An exciting tale, this novel has both charm and atmosphere, and Miss Godden recaptures with an easy unsentimental naturalness the unfocused vision of adolescence' Evening Standard

`One of the finest English novelists' Orville Prescott

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The Greengage Summer Reviews


"'An exciting tale, this novel has both charm and atmosphere, and Miss Godden recaptures with an easy unsentimental naturalness the unfocused vision of adolescence' Evening Standard; 'One of the finest English novelists' Orville Prescott"

About Rumer Godden


Rumer Godden was one of Britain's most distinguished authors with many justly famous and much-loved books for both adults and children to her credit, including Black Narcissus, The Greengage Summer and The Peacock Spring. She was awarded the OBE in 1993 and died in 1998, aged ninety.

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GOR001138658
The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
Rumer Godden
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
1993-05-14
192
033032778X
9780330327787
N/A
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