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Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.' Emily has not yet reached the age of judgement. For her, normality consists of contentment and magic and there is no possibility of change in the seeming happiness of her parents - Fen, beautiful and mercurial, and Idle, a hardworking and gentle man. She loves them both and her image of them is together - indivisible, laughing, dancing, making every day scintilate with life. When change does come, Emily is a helpless spectator, confused by the puzzle of ill-fitting events.
It is seldom that an exceptional book is written about a child's world for it requires unusual imagination and a sharp, delicate touch. Combining these, Angela Huth looks at the vicissitudes of grown-up behaviour through the eyes of a child who watches and suffers from them. The situation - an all too familiar one - is treated with both poignant humour and ruthless honesty.
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Angela Huth first published this sad, yet often funny, touching little novel about 30 years ago. That is has not aged in the slightest says something about the timelessness of its power, and the universality of its theme... This is a masterful tale, devoid of sentimentality yet capable of producing tears before bedtime all the same. (SUNDAY HERALD)Book Description:
* A brilliant child's-eye-view novel.
* A wonderful novel - both poignant and honest.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001895681
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002550187
Book Description Fontana, 1977. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,250grams, ISBN:0006148409. Seller Inventory # 3383714
Book Description Lonon: Fontana, 1977. Taschenbuch. Kartoniert. Condition: Akzeptabel. Erste Auflage dieser Ausgabe. 224 Seiten. 18 cm. Befriedigender Zustand. Seitenschnitt leicht fleckig. Sun Child tells the story of a marital relationship and the vicissitudes of adult behaviour from a child's perspective. From the author of Land Girls. - Angela Huth (born 1938) is an English novelist and journalist. Personal life and career: Huth is the daughter of the actor Harold Huth. She left school at age 16 in order to paint and to study art in both France and Italy. At 18 she travelled, mostly alone, across the United States before returning to England to work on a variety of newspapers and magazines. She married the journalist and travel writer Quentin Crewe in the 1960s and with him had a daughter, Candida. She presented programmes on the BBC, including How It Is and Why and Man Alive. She is now most recognised as a successful writer. She has written three collections of short stories and eleven novels, including Land Girls, which was made into the 1998 feature film The Land Girls starring Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. Her play The Understanding ran at the Strand Theatre in 1982 and starred Ralph Richardson and Joan Greenwood. Huth recently edited a collection of eulogies, Well-Remembered Friends, including Seamus Heaney on Ted Hughes, Martin Amis on Kingsley Amis, and Alan Bennett on Peter Cook. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has been married to a don, James Howard-Johnston, since 1978. They live in Warwickshire and have one daughter, Eugenie Teasley. . Aus: en-wikipedia-Angela_Huth Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 150 Englische Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Anglistik, Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Politik, Originalsprache, Book is written in english, , Familienroman Familienromane. Seller Inventory # 51269