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August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)

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Description for August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) Paperback. In this delightful summertime comedy from Angela Thirkell's classic 1930s Barsetshire series, Oxford student Richard Tebben is won over by the dashing Dean family. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 128 x 198 x 18. Weight in Grams: 194.
It's August in the Barsetshire village of Worsted, and Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, is contemplating the gloomy prospect of a long summer in the parental home. But the numerous and impossibly glamorous Dean family - exquisite Rachel, her capable husband and six of their nine brilliant children - have come for the holidays, and their hostess Mrs Palmer plans to rope everyone into performing in her disastrous annual play. Surrounded by the irrepressible Deans, Richard and his sister Margaret cannot help but have their minds broadened, spirits raised and hearts smitten.

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About Angela Thirkell
Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) was the eldest daughter of John William Mackail, a Scottish classical scholar and civil servant, and Margaret Burne-Jones. Her relatives included the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her grandfather was J. M. Barrie. She was educated in London and Paris, and began publishing articles and stories in the 1920s. In 1931 she ... Read more

Reviews for August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC)
Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself
Alexander McCall Smith What sings out is the ebullience and charm of her characters, deliciously sparkling dialogue, a romping plot, her wit and gentle satire, and the escapist satisfaction of neatly tied-up happy endings bookoxygen.com Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century ... Read more

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