The greengage summer: a novel
On and off, all that hot French August, we made ourselves ill from eating the greengages... 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.
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|Grouping Title||greengage summer|
|Grouping Author||godden rumer|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-05 12:54:26PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-08 03:03:01AM|
|author||Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998.|
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|title_display||The greengage summer, : a novel|
|title_full||The greengage summer, a novel Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998.|
|title_short||The greengage summer|