Sisters By A River: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)

3.87 avg rating
( 289 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844088379: Sisters By A River: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

On the banks of the River Avon, five sisters are born. The seasons come and go, the girls take their lessons under the ash tree, and always there is the sound of water swirling through the weir. Then, unexpectedly, an air of decay descends upon the house: ivy grows unchecked over the windows, angry shouts split the summer air, the milk sours in the larder and their father takes out his gun. Tragedy strikes the family, and before long the furniture is being auctioned off and the sisters dispersed among relatives. In her daring first novel, originally published in 1947, Barbara Comyns' unique young heroine relates the vivid, funny and bittersweet story of a childhood.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The characters seem to exist in a perpetual Mad Hatter's tea-party (KATE SAUNDERS)

An off-beat humour (GRAHAM GREENE)

All of her books read as if she wrote them effortlessly (URSULA HOLDEN)

Book Description:

Barbara Comyns' classic first novel weaves a vivid, funny tale - told in the unique style of her young narrator - of a chaotic and ultimately tragic childhood on the banks of the River Avon.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Comyns, Barbara
Published by Virago (2013)
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Virago, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000906466

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barbara Comyns
Published by Virago (2013)
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Virago, 2013. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9781844088379

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Comyns, Barbara
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2013)
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2013. Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. Barbara Comyns' classic first novel weaves a vivid, funny tale - told in the unique style of her young narrator - of a chaotic and ultimately tragic childhood on the banks of the River Avon. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 14. Weight in Grams: 170. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781844088379

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Comyns, Barbara
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. Barbara Comyns' classic first novel weaves a vivid, funny tale - told in the unique style of her young narrator - of a chaotic and ultimately tragic childhood on the banks of the River Avon. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 14. Weight in Grams: 170. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781844088379

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barbara Comyns
Published by Virago
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Virago. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781844088379

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
4.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barbara Comyns
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1844088375. Seller Inventory # ST1844088375

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Barbara Comyns, Barbara Trapido
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Not Signed; On the banks of the River Avon, five sisters are born. The seasons come and go, the girls take their lessons under the ash tree, and always there is the sound of water swirling through the weir. Then, unexpectedly, an air of decay descends upon the house: ivy grows unchecked over the windows, angry. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781844088379_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barbara Comyns (author), Barbara Trapido (introduction)
Published by Little, Brown 2013-07-04, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown 2013-07-04, London, 2013. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781844088379

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Comyns, Barbara
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (2013)
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9781844088379

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
4.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Comyns Barbara
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 10: 1844088375 ISBN 13: 9781844088379
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Condition: New. pp. 208. Seller Inventory # 57063376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book