Angela Thirkell is the modern Jane Austen for some, and in this book, there are allusions to Mr. Frank Churchill and Mrs. Norris of Pride and ...Show synopsisAngela Thirkell is the modern Jane Austen for some, and in this book, there are allusions to Mr. Frank Churchill and Mrs. Norris of Pride and Prejudice. It is understood the readers know their origins. ]] AUGUST FOLLY chronicles the lives and loves of modern Barsetshire in this comedy of everyday life as it is lived in an English village community. Mrs Palmer with her fondness for staging Greek dramas unwittingly brings about several romances thereby. Chief among them is the affair of Richard Tebben with Mrs Palmer's house guestthe mother of nine children. The end of summer, however. finds Richard himself again. The comedy is held together with word and deed--especially word.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine. Tight binding with clean text. Fine First Carroll & Graf...Fine. Tight binding with clean text. Fine First Carroll & Graf printing. Cover has some wear along edges and pages are yellowing. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. The village of Worsted is staging Hippolytus under the aegis of the indefatigable Mrs. Palmer. Given this background, it seems inevitable that the most absurd romances should bloom, as indeed they do. Thirkell's novels provide a scrutiny of British manners in the most entertaining doses.
Description:Very Good. Very Good+, Softcover, Gently read and kept,...Very Good. Very Good+, Softcover, Gently read and kept, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Personal Service, International Shipping Available. Photos by Request.
Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1949. 249 pages. Orange Penguin paperback...Fair. No Dustjacket. 1949. 249 pages. Orange Penguin paperback with horizontal stripe pattern. The pages are tanned throughout but clean and clearly legible. The covers are foxed and tanned all over with a long tear spreading up half the spine from the bottom.
Description:Very good. 1988 1ST C AND G PRINTING-READ ONCE GENTLY-HAS 1...Very good. 1988 1ST C AND G PRINTING-READ ONCE GENTLY-HAS 1 LIGHT SPINE CREASE ELSE SUPER-I HAVE OTHER TITLES BY HER-D. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade.
Edition: Large Print edition. Large type / large print.
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Description:Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs...Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Good. No Dustjacket. 1949. 249 pages. Orange and white card...Good. No Dustjacket. 1949. 249 pages. Orange and white card covers. Pages are clean throughout. Crack to hinge at page 32. Partial separation of spine from text block at tail end. Binding in reasonable condition. Covers and spine tanned and marked.
Don't read this book if you want a compelling plot leading you from one exciting event to another. This story ambles along confidently with not much happening except the delight of entering Thirkell's Barsetshire and meeting her utterly charming cast of characters - each drawn with affection, humanity, and humor. I recommend for those times you need a soothing read, a good laugh, and an escape from modern-day frenzy.
A playful story about people too silly not to be real. Angela Thirkell has an uncanny ability to portrayvanity and foolishness in its most human form and delight the reader while doing so. Another wonderful escape to a world of donkey carts, amateur theater and social obligations in the English countryside.
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