Brought together for the first time, two early novels from this author, set in Yorkshire, Cambridge and London between 1953 and 1959, and following the fortunes of 3 characters through academic, business and family life.
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The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably.Review:
"Comic, well plotted, immensely touching... Gaudy excitement and splendour" ( The Times)
"One to be reckoned with. It cannot be glibly praised or readily dismissed; it is, massively, there, and demands serious consideration" ( Financial Times)
"An ambitious novel [whose] narrative everywhere displays knowledge and intelligence" ( Times Literary Supplement)
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140054944
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