Greengage Summer, The

Rumer Godden

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 28-02-2013


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 . . .

Additional information

Weight 0.136 kg
Dimensions 13 × 130 × 200 mm
Page Count 192