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Soon after the Grey children arrive in France, their mother falls seriously ill. They are left alone in a strange hotel in the care of a charming Englishman called Eliot. It is the beginning of a long, life-changing summer... Cecil Grey is a quiet girl who feels painfully dull next to her beautiful older sister, Joss. Far away from the world she knows, Cecil watches as Joss becomes the focus of Eliot's attentions. Can he really be trusted to protect them? Why does if feel as if he hides secrets? As the days become stiflingly hot, and the greengages ripen in the walled garden, her sense of danger increases. Cecil is about to uncover a truth far darker than she ever imagined.
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While the Grey family is visiting the battlefields of France, their mother becomes seriously ill. Their father is far away, busy with his work as an explorer. So thirteen-year-old Cecil is left virtually alone with her brothers and sisters in a French chateau-hotel, owned by Mademoiselle Zizi. While Cecil watches from the sidelines, her beautiful older sister Joss falls in love with Eliot, the charming English gentleman who appoints himself the family's guardian. And while the greengages grow ripe and sweet in the sun, the sense of danger and mystery increases.Review:
An exciting tale, this novel has both charm and atmosphere, and Miss Godden recaptures with an easy unsentimental naturalness the unfocused vision of adolescence. (Evening Standard)
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