An invitation to a friend's house changes an adolescent boy's life. Discovering an old diary, Leo, now in his sixties, is drawn back to the summer of 1900 and his visit to Brandham Hall. The past comes to life as Leo recalls the events and devastating outcome that destroyed his beliefs and future hopes. From the author of NIGHT FEARS.
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"Exuding such a sense of summer the pages might be warm to touch, Hartley's coming-of-age tale is set during the heatwave of 1900. It all ends in tears, but not before there have been plenty of cucumber sandwiches on the lawn." --"The Observer
Narrator Sean Barrett brings his range and sensitivity to this classic coming-of-age novel in which an older man rediscovers his childhood diary. Barrett's natural rhythm contemporises any anachronisms, and his ability to shift between the weariness of the elderly protagonist and the curiosity and vibrancy of the youth he remembers sounds effortless. As the novel journeys into the heartaches of adolescence, Barrett uses his considerable experience to retain the sense of clandestine intimacy that comes with the writing of a diary. Never overstating emotion, Barrett's reading lulls the listener into a sense of security, making the dramatic events that follow all the more dynamic. He perfectly echoes Hartley's tone seamlessly weaving romance, drama, and the verve of youth in this timeless Victorian story. --- Z.S., AudioFile
L. P. Hartley's enduring coming of age story about a forbidden love and its terrible consequences
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140013067
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140013067