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The author's third novel which is a tale of friendship, family and growing-up. Jem McCrail transforms the life of quiet little Alice Pilling in school but later disappears from her life. This is the story of Alice's search later in life to find Jem. 317 pages. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Jem McCrail is a fantastical godsend to the timid young Alice Pilling. Like a dropped acorn,” she appears halfway through the week, halfway through the term, and halfway through Miss Aldridge’s Silent Reading Hour. Through the doorway she barely clears, wearing clothes like the cowshed-crouching urchin she encountered in her favorite P. G. Wodehouse story, Jem leads the stammering Alice into a world of culture, truancy, and bizarrerie a world far beyond the desiccated lessons of school. The girls cultivate a steadfast bond based on a wicked and encircling sense of humor, an impish joy in indelicate literature, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Then, as abruptly as she came, Jem disappears.
The years and schools that follow, as well as the lovers one stuffy but competent, the other a smug would-be Thatcherite do not dim the image of the wondrous Jem. The disheartened Alice is almost ready to settle when an accident and the intervention of a latter-day fallen angel impel her on one more wild and extravagant journey. At the end her quest will lead her through the portals opening to life’s profoundest joys. Like the opera it echoes, the result is pure enchantment.
About the Author: Barbara Trapido was born in South Africa and is the author of seven novels, including Brother of the More Famous Jack, Juggling, The Travelling Hornplayer, Sex and Stravinsky, Noah's Ark, and Frankie and Stankie. She lives in Oxford, England.
Título: Temples of Delight
Editorial: Michael Joseph
Año de publicación: 1990
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition
Descripción MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD, 1990. Estado de conservación: Good. 1ST. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP76609762
Descripción MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD, 1990. Estado de conservación: Good. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93523605
Descripción Michael Joseph Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. A hardback First Edition in Very Good condition, top edge slightly flecked, in a similar dustjacket. This book is in stock now, in our UK premises. Photos of most of our books are available - please ask, as dustjacket and cover illustrations vary, and unless the accompanying image is marked 'Bookseller Image', it is an Abebooks Stock Image, NOT our own. Overseas buyers also note that shipping rates apply to packets of 750g and under, and should the packed weight of an item exceed this we reserve the right to ship via 'Economy', or request extra postage prior to fulfilling the order, or cancel. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000087971
Descripción Michael Joseph : London, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 12619
Descripción Michael Joseph Ltd 30/08/1990, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has plastic film over the cover. Some signs of shelfwear. Content a little stained/foxed in places. Content clean and readable. Nº de ref. de la librería 128039-2
Descripción Michael Joseph., 1990. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First edition. VG/VG, edgewear. 9.5x6.5. 317pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 289867
Descripción Michael Joseph, 1990. 1st Ed.. 1st UK edition, 1st printing. A bright copy in tight binding; dust jacket not price-clipped, but very slightly shelf-worn Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería BOOKS220230I
Descripción Michael Joseph, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: As New. Proof copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 032972
Descripción Michael Joseph, London, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition, First Reprint Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 0989
Descripción Michael Joseph, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Michael Joseph 1990 hardback 1st edition. Unread copy with unclipped dust jacket and no inscriptions. Small amount of fade to the spine of dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 000184