The greengage summer: a novel
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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|Grouping Title||greengage summer|
|Grouping Author||godden rumer|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-10-17 04:39:09AM|
|author||Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998.|
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|display_description||A sixteen-year-old girl captures the dangerous attention of an older man in this New York Times-bestselling novel by the author of Black Narcissus. Soon after the end of the terrible Great War, Mrs. Grey brings her five young children to the French countryside for the summer in hopes of instilling in them a sense of history and humility. But when she is struck down by a sudden illness and hospitalized, the siblings are left to fend for themselves at the lovely, bullet-scarred hotel Les Oeillets, under the suspicious, watchful eyes of its owner, Mademoiselle Zizi. The young ones find a willing guide, companion, and protector in charming Englishman Eliot, a longtime resident at Les Oeillets and Mlle. Zizi's apparent paramour. But as these warm days of freedom, discovery, and adolescent adventure unfold, Eliot's interest becomes more and more focused on the eldest of the Grey children, sixteen-year-old daughter Joss. The older man's obsession with the innocent, alluring, heartbreakingly beautiful woman-child soon threatens to overstep all bounds of propriety. And as Eliot's fascination increases, so does the jealousy of his disrespected lover, adding fuel to a dangerously smoldering fire that could erupt into unexpected violence at any moment. Told from the point of view of Cecil, Joss's sharp-eyed younger sister, The Greengage Summer is a beautiful, poignant, darkly tinged coming-of-age story rich in the sights, smells, and sounds of France's breathtaking Champagne country. It remains one of the crowning literary achievements of Rumer Godden, acclaimed author of beloved classics Black Narcissus, The River, and In This House of Brede.|
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|itype_pitkin||, Adult book|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT11747077|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media,|2016.|1 online resource, ils:.b10053876|Book|Books||English|Viking Press,|1958.|218 pages ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||British -- France -- Fiction, Children -- Fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Hotels -- Fiction|
|title_display||The greengage summer, a novel|
|title_full||Greengage summer : a novel [electronic resource] / Rumer Godden, The greengage summer, a novel Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998.|
|title_short||The greengage summer|
|topic_facet||British, Children, Electronic books, Hotels|