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The Resource Grand days, Frank Moorhouse

Grand days, Frank Moorhouse

Label
Grand days
Title
Grand days
Statement of responsibility
Frank Moorhouse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a train from Paris to Geneva, Edith Campbell Berry meets Major Ambrose Westwood in the dining car, makes his acquaintance over a lunch of six courses, and allows him to kiss her passionately.Their early intimacy binds them together once they reach Geneva and their posts at the newly created League of Nations. There, a heady idealism prevails over Edith and her young colleagues, and nothing seems beyond their grasp, certainly not world peace. The exuberance of the times carries over into Geneva nights: Edith is drawn into a dark and glamorous underworld where, coaxed by Ambrose, she becomes more and more sexually adventurous. Reading Grand Days is a rare experience: it is vivid and wise, full of shocks of recognition and revelation. The final effect of the book is intoxicating and unplaceably original
Member of
Summary
Edith, a young Australian, thinks that the League of Nations will help the world become peaceful, and to participate, she accepts a job in Geneva with the league Secretariat
Award
Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction (South Australia), 1994.
Awards note
"Winner of the Miles Franklin Award"--
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
045943
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moorhouse, Frank
Dewey number
823
Illustrations
charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Edith trilogy
Series volume
[1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • League of Nations
  • Australians
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women diplomats
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Grand days, Frank Moorhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Pan Macmillan, 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062161689
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
718 pages
Isbn
9780143790907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, chart
System control number
(OCoLC)1017750042
Label
Grand days, Frank Moorhouse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Pan Macmillan, 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062161689
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
718 pages
Isbn
9780143790907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, chart
System control number
(OCoLC)1017750042

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