Cluny Brown: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - An entertaining story of England just before the war. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. Top drawer reading. Kirkus Reviews. So, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, to teach her discipline, her uncle, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one of England’s stately manor houses.
Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then there’s andrew’s beautiful fiancée and the priggish town pharmacist. At friars carmel in devonshire, the quintessential country squire, Cluny meets her employers: Sir Henry, and Lady Carmel, who oversees the management of her home with unruffled calm.
Cluny Brown: A Novel #ad - . Their son, newly returned from abroad with a Polish émigré writer friend, Andrew, is certain the country is once again on the brink of war. An unconventional parlor maid upends the lives of an aristocratic family in prewar England Cluny Brown refuses to know her place in society. While everyone around her struggles to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, Cluny continues to be Cluny, transforming those around her with her infectious zest for life.
The Nutmeg Tree: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - But when susan asks her to come to france for the summer to persuade her grandmother to allow her to marry, she sets sail with the noblest intentions of acting the paragon of motherhood. Soon julia’s efforts to pass herself off as a lady and secure her daughter’s happiness spin out of control, leading to romantic entanglements and madcap adventures that will challenge preconceived notions about the ultimate compatibility of any two people who fall in love.
. Now thirty-seven, julia’s lack of prospects hasn’t dimmed her spirit or her appetite for life. At her mother-in-law’s vacation villa in haute Savoie, however, Julia sees that her priggish but lovely daughter is completely mismatched with a man much more suited to herself: a charming, clever playboy.
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The Flowering Thorn: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - There’s an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with. A jazz age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, heartwarming tale In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage.
When her aunt’s female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick—though she doesn’t have any particular affection for children. However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley can’t imagine how she’ll entertain her friends there! But ultimately life with Patrick will change her, bringing out her capacity to love and showing her the difference between pleasure and happiness.
The Flowering Thorn: A Novel #ad - But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover. But one thing is missing: love. As soon as patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys’ school.
Something Light: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - But by the age of thirty, Louisa is tired of constantly being dispatched to the scene of some masculine disaster. In 1950s london, a career girl decides it’s high time she snared herself a husband Professional dog photographer Louisa Datchett is indiscriminately fond of men. With the admirable discipline and dedication she’s always displayed in any endeavor involving men, Louisa sets out on her own romantic quest.
It’s all well and good to be an independent woman—and certainly better than a “timid Victorian wife”—but the time has come for her to marry, and marry well. And they take shocking advantage of her good nature when they need their problems listened to, prescriptions filled, socks washed, or employment found.
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Persephone ClassicsPersephone Books #ad - First published in 1938, and has sold over 22, complete with thirty-five original illustrations, it was reissued in the United Kingdom in 2000, 000 copies. Miss pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. Used novel. The alluring nightclub singer, becomes her new employer, Delysia LaFosse, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies.
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Lolly Willowes : Or the Loving Huntsman New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - It tells the story of a woman who rejects the life that society has fixed for her in favor of freedom and the most unexpected of alliances. Persephone Books. It completely blindsided me: Starting as a straightforward, it tips suddenly into extraordinary, albeit beautifully written family saga, lucid wildness.
Helen macdonald in the new York Times Book Review's “By the Book. In lolly willowes, sylvia townsend warner tells of an aging spinster's struggle to break way from her controlling family—a classic story that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, while adding a dimension of the supernatural and strange.
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