When in doubt the answer's always tea, sister Chiffinch sagely remarks in this penultimate novel in the Angela Thirkell series, and what reader would disagree with her? For like everything else in Thirkell's world, even the summer is very British: "short, brutish, and nasty: also very cold and damp," and a spot of tea is just the thing to set things right. Mrs. Donald Macfadyen, formerly Margot Phelps, whose personal transformation was the subject of JUTLAND COTTAGE. Though she is thrice-bereaved in a few short months, ...

Close Quarters 1995, Moyer Bell

ISBN-13: 9781559212908

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