While examining the antique desk she has just purchased, an American woman uncovers the diary of a teenage girl, who provides an innocent but perceptive portrait of English Victorian society in 1848 as she reveals details about her life and family.
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Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060394137
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Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Primrose Past recreates, with rare authenticity and engaging spirit, the diary of a young girl growing up in Victorian England -- a time of simple manners and values, when life was lived slowly and morals were passed on from generation to generation through homilies and by example. The young lady of the story -- fifteen years of age in 1848, the year of the journal -- narrates in a fresh and endearing voice a year in the life of a Victorian family, offering a window into the lifestyle of the time; along the way she even includes recipes for dishes she learns from the family cook over the course of the year (authentic 19th-century recipes the author discovered in the course of her research). But the story, deceptively simple at first, soon takes on an air of suspense, as her parents leave on a journey, and her father writes with the news that her mother has taken gravely ill; soon thereafter the little girl -- identified only by the nickname "cygnet," or young swan, in the diary -- finds aletter among her mother's belongings leading her to question her own parentage. The text of the journal is framed by a present-day narrative, in Caroline's own voice, detailing the discovery of the actual diary, and Caroline's own attempts to discover the truth behind this enigmatic story. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060394137
Book Description HarperCollins., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Hunt, Caroline Rose. PRIMROSE PAST: THE 1848 JOURNAL OF YOUNG LADY PRIMROSE. NY: HarperCollins, c2001. Second printing. 250pp, 8vo, New hardbound,. Bookseller Inventory # 44424
Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060394137
Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060394137 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0014038