Towers in the Mist (Peacock Books)

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9780140470505: Towers in the Mist (Peacock Books)

“One was born a certain sort of person, and though by
ceaseless struggle one might become as nice as that sort of
person ever is, one could never become as nice as a nicer sort
of person.” ?Elizabeth Goudge, Towers in the Mist
It is late sixteenth-century London when awkward teenage
Faithful travels to Oxford to study in England’s great university.
When Canon Leigh takes him in, Faithful enters into a family
as exciting and educational as the university itself.
Woven into the narratives of Faithful and the canon’s daughter
Joyeuce is Oxford during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I with
the pomp and sordidness of the spectacular era of England’s
Golden Age. Not only a historical journey, Towers in the Mist is
also a coming-of-age tale of young love and hope.

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Book Description:

An enchanting story of hope and fulfilment, set amid the Oxford colleges. By the author of Gentian Hill.

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An enchanting story of hope and fulfilment, set amid the Oxford colleges. By the author of Gentian Hill.

Set in Elizabethan times, Faithful, a poor Londoner, heads for Oxford. He's bright, cheeky and good-looking, has a tremendous love of learning and hopes to be an Oxford scholar. When he is taken in by Canon Leigh and his family, Faithful begins to fulfil his dreams.

In this coming-of-age tale, the excitement, squalor and beauty of the English Renaissance unfolds through the lives of two girls growing up, Oxford students approaching the threshold of distinguished careers, and their elders navigating the complicated waters of sixteenth-century England.

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