Greengage Summer

Godden, Rumer

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A coming of age story set in the summer heat of France’s Champagne region.

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The Greengage Summer is Rumer Godden’s tense, evocative portrait of love and deceit in the Champagne region of provincial France – which became a memorable film starring Kenneth More and Susannah York.

The faded elegance of Hotel 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; sixteen-year-old Joss, 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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Weight 140 g
Dimensions 197 × 129 × 13 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

186

Language

English

Edition

New Edit/Cover

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K