The Greengage Summer, Paperback Book

The Greengage Summer Paperback

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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.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 . . .

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781447211013

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No wonder I had fond memories of reading this novel when I was young. It has so beautifully described the atmosphere of a French residence and garden . Fascinating to read Rumer Godden's intro to this 2013 edition of her novel published in 1958. So much of it was autobiographical!

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