This is the story of two girls who live in a huge house owned by their late grandfather. When their mother relinquishesdrink for the joys of frantic housework, Vicky and Blanche long to escape. This novel follows both girls through art school, Holland and Soho bohemia.
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Barbara Comyns (1909-92) was born in Bidford-on-Avon in Warwickshire. She was an artist and writer, worked in advertising, dealt in old cars and antiques, bred poodles and developed property. She was twice married, and she and her second husband lived in Spain for eighteen years, returning to the UK in the early 1970s. She is the author of eleven books, including Sisters by a River (1947), Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (1950), The Vet's Daughter (1959), The Skin Chairs (1962) and A Touch of Mistletoe (1967). She died in Shropshire in 1992.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140162240