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August Folly
Author: Angela Thirkell

ISBN: 9781844089680
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24 June 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3 x 2.0
Description:
In this delightful summertime comedy from Angela Thirkell's classic 1930s Barsetshire series, Oxford student Richard Tebben is won over by the dashing Dean family.

It's August in the Barsetshire village of Worsted, and Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, is contemplating the gloomy prospect of a long summer in the parental home. But the numerous and impossibly glamorous Dean family - exquisite Rachel, her capable husband and six of their nine brilliant children - have come for the holidays, and their hostess Mrs Palmer plans to rope everyone into performing in her disastrous annual play. Surrounded by the irrepressible Deans, Richard and his sister Margaret cannot help but have their minds broadened, spirits raised and hearts smitten.

About the Author

Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) wrote many works of fiction and non-fiction, including twenty-nine Barsetshire novels, which won her great popularity and acclaim. The first of these, High Rising, was published in 1933. Her relatives included Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her godfather was JM Barrie. She ...

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