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Once, the villagers would tip their hats respectfully when the McMahons drove out through the ornate iron gates at the end of the drive. But that was back in the days when the Major's family were prosperous. Now the estate is slipping into peaceful decay - and so, it seems, is the Major, its last occupant.
Then Minnie, the Major's rebellious niece, returns home. She disrupts his tranquillity, forming surprising friendships with the feckless Kelly family. For together, Minnie and Kevin Kelly have hatched a plan to raise badly needed money - a plan which involves the gates themselves...
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Wonderful...funny and sad (Daily Express)
Assured, skilful, delicately comic and mutedly sad... a very good writer (The Sunday Times)
An honest and shrewd writer...funny too (Sunday Telegraph)
The second novel by one of Ireland's best-loved writers, the multiple award-winningJennifer Johnston
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Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1973. Condition: Fair. First Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP71389699
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd 1973-01-18, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal shelf/storage wear, with some gentle marks to bases of boards/spine. Some light foxing to page edges. Contents clean and legible. Book. Seller Inventory # 027906-4
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, London, 1974. Hard Cover, 8vo, 3rd Impression. Book Condition: Good. Ex library with slight slant. Clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good. In protective cover. Clipped. Seller Inventory # 012376
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. 1974 Hamish Hamilton hardback 3rd impression;very good+ clean tight binding in very good+ unclipped dust jacket; Beautful jacket design, former owner's bookplate on title page. Seller Inventory # ABE-5743307617
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing hardback in price clipped dustjacket. Book and dustjacket both in near fine bright condition. Book with no inscriptions, personl ex libris lbel on front endpaper. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Seller Inventory # 007390