ALSO BY JANE GARDAM FICTION A Long Way From Verona The Summer After the Funeral Bilgewater Black Faces, White Faces God on the .
ALSO BY JANE GARDAM FICTION A Long Way From Verona The Summer After the Funeral Bilgewater Black Faces, White Faces God on the Rocks The Sidmouth Letters The Pangs.
Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was awarded an OBE in January 2009. Библиографические данные. The Flight Of The Maidens.
Jane Mary Gardam OBE FRSL (born 11 July 1928) is an English writer of children's and adult fiction. She lives in Kent, Wimbledon, and Yorkshire. She has won numerous literary awards, including the Whitbread Award twice.
I think I’ve stumbled on a pattern though. It seems that Jane and I don’t get along through the first few chapters. One, Hetty, is deeply enmeshed with her mother and suffers an attendant The Flight of the Maidens recounts the summer of three young women, friends in a small town in Yorkshire, after each has received a generous and prestigious scholarship to a different university. The basic theme of the book is the process of separation of daughters from their family.
Gardam’s style is perfect. Gardam frames her story in dozens of crisp, brief scenes featuring deliciously dizzy conversation. Booklist The portrait of postwar England as conventions crumble and the country is rebuilt is terrific. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
Jane Gardam is an accomplished novelist who takes obvious pleasure in structure On the page, none of the three girls ever quite gives fiction the slip
Jane Gardam is an accomplished novelist who takes obvious pleasure in structure. Here, she organises a plait of narratives: Hetty, Una and Lieselotte. On the page, none of the three girls ever quite gives fiction the slip. Reading this novel is like watching an actor whose marvellous technique makes it impossible to concentrate on the character he is playing. Gardam has been compared to Jane Austen, and certainly Hetty's mother's friends in conversation seem successors to Mrs and Miss Bates in Emma. But her prose is musical - you could almost conduct it.
Jane Gardam has quite perfectly captured a bygone era as she tells this tale of three young women who have just left school in the summer of 1946 and are preparing for university. It begins so optimistically, yet as each girl has her own obstacle to overcome, I began to feel quite saddened that their bright hopes for the future were fading and wondered if they would succeed. Find similar books Profile. Well,' Kitty said 'at least this Mrs Satterly sounds a perfectly good sort of woman and it's a clean farm
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