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The Resource The summer before the war, Helen Simonson

The summer before the war, Helen Simonson

Label
The summer before the war
Title
The summer before the war
Statement of responsibility
Helen Simonson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Set in the idyllic beauty of a late Edwardian summer in the country, where the passionate pursuit of unexpected love and the village outrage over the arrival of a female Latin teacher will all be swept away by the onset of a war no one could imagine
  • 'Helen Simonson's characters enchant us, her English countryside beguiles us, and her historical intelligence keeps us at the edge of our seats.' - Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society..East Sussex, 1914. It's the end of an idyllic summer and Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha in the pretty coastal town of Rye. Casting aside the recent sabre rattling over the Balkans, Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master...When Beatrice Nash arrives, it is clear she is significantly more free thinking-and attractive-than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing...But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape, and the colourful characters that populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha's reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon, everything will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war
Summary
Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor's nephew
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Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
Biographical or historical data
'Helen Simonson was born in Buckinghamshire and spent her teenage years in a small village near Rye in East Sussex. Her debut novel, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, was an international bestseller, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and was translated and published in twenty one countries. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Helen is married, with two grown sons, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her second novel.' -- Publisher information.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466732
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simonson, Helen
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women teachers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Country life
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
Label
The summer before the war, Helen Simonson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin in 2016
  • " From the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059805144
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
585 pages
Isbn
9781760296216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968243484
Label
The summer before the war, Helen Simonson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin in 2016
  • " From the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059805144
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
585 pages
Isbn
9781760296216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968243484

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