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The Storrington Papers - Dorothy Eden
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1999, ISBN: 9780698109629

Hardcover, ID: 1014821888

-: Hodder, -. -. Paperback . Good. -. Synopsis:-For travelers, history has a way of appearing crystallized. It`s all too easy, when visiting someone else`s country, to discern the links between the ideas of the past and the way people live now. And in Justin Cartwright`s Leading the Cheers, London ad man Dan Silas is happy to make such links. British by birth, he attended high school briefly in Michigan, then returned to his native soil. Now his class has asked him to be the keynote speaker at their 30th reunion. Dan is in just the right mood to make such a trip; he`s recently sold his wildly successful agency and broken up with his young girlfriend. "What carried me far in advertising was a glib up-to-dateness, and its roots obviously go back a long way. It is this cheapness which I am endeavouring to slough off. I will avail myself, without cynicism, of the offer to buy a commemorative brick from the old high school." For Dan, America has come to represent a kind of lost, earnest innocence: you can practically hear the fife-and-drum music in the background as he rolls into town for the reunion. No less rosy are his memories of his best friend, Gary, and his high-school sweetheart, Gloria, with whom he first coupled on Thomas Jefferson`s bed at Monticello on a class field trip. "In my memory, Gloria and Monticello are for ever joined." But now she claims he fathered a daughter that fateful afternoon, a daughter who`s been murdered by a serial killer. Meanwhile, Gary has gone off the deep end, convinced he`s an Ojibway Indian and leading ceremonies in a tipi in his mom`s backyard. Dan`s attempt to reconcile his Edenic memories with the bitter realities wrought by 30 years of history yield a singularly woeful comic novel. At times Justin Cartwright`s narrative seems filigreed with ideas and ironies; at other times it seems concerned, quite simply, with one man who learns that his "version of what goes on is certainly faulty." --Claire Dederer After Dan Silas`s advertising company is bought out, his invitation to his thirty-year high school reunion arrives with perfect timing, and he leaves London to return to the small Michigan town he has not seen since 1968. With wit, humor, and compassion, Whitbread Award-winner and Booker Prize-nominee Justin Cartwright takes Dan through the mounting stages of both culture shock and mid-life crisis. Back in Michigan, he discovers his best friend now believes he is a reincarnated Shawnee Indian and his high school sweetheart claims she had a daughter by him - who has just been murdered by the Hollybush`s new celebrity, a small-town serial killer. With brilliantly evoked characters and crackling dialogue, Leading the Cheers comically explores what people want out of life - and what they get instead.-> this Paperback book the publishing house is Hodder in 1999 it has 273 pages we have grade it as Good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Has Inscription writing or name it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK, Hodder, U.S.A: Coward - McCann, 1978. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. U.S.A: Coward - McCann, 1978. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Very Good/Good. U.S.A: Coward - McCann, 1978. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Very Good/Good. THE BEST-SELLING author of The Salamanca Drum writes a stunning new novel of a munitions-making dynasty and the coura­geous young woman who unravels the century-old legend that still haunts its troubled heirs. For Sarah Goodwill, still reeling in the aftershock of a disastrous marriage, the position of secretary-ghostwriter to Major Charles Storrington seems the ideal oppor­tunity to exorcise a few demons of her own. Sarah will help Major Storrington, confined to a wheelchair by the tank accident that finished a promising military career, to research and write the family history of the Storringtons, an armaments dynasty. She will also serve as governess to his small son. To her dismay, Sarah finds the menage at Maidenshall, the great Victorian mansion built on the site of a nunnery, a decidedly uneasy one: • Elegant, lovely Cressida is patently unable to overcome the blow dealt her marriage by Charles's crippling. Bored, diversion-starved, she increasingly seeks escape in her London fashion career and, perhaps, in the arms of other men; • Adolphus "Dolly" Storrington is a lonely, distracted child who spends most of his waking hours in the company of a fantasy playmate who has entirely, almost unnat­urally, possessed the boy's hyperactive imagination; • The Major, handsome, still powerful, and restive in his wheelchair prison, alternates between bursts of crea tive energy and raging, frustration-provoked outbursts at his family, his servants, and even at Sarah, who is falling inexorably in love with him; • And Henrietta Galloway, the nonage­narian retainer who wanders about Maid­ens hall unsettling whomever she encoun­ters with her ramblings of days long past. As Sarah moves deeper into the family papers, she experiences a distinct sense of something unfinished, unresolved, about the Storringtons. But it is not until her research yields up two diaries ou t of Edwardian times that she discovers a fascinating family legend-the legend of Hannah Knox. In these two accounts-one innocently observing, the other eloquent with the pain of betrayal-Sarah learns of the illicit passion of that earlier governess for another Charles Storrington, and of its bitter aftermath. Sarah Goodwill falls in thrall, as will every reader of this nove\, to the spell of Hannah Knox and to her anguished story of love and betrayal and revenge. Hannah Knox's fate stands at the heart of THE STORRINGTON PAPERS and has the power ultimately to determine Sarah Goodwill's own. Deftly interweaving two eras, two psy­ches into an unforgettably vivid and quin­tessentially romantic narrative, Dorothy Eden in THE STORRINGTON PAPERS has written her most ambitious and evocative novel yet. DOROTHY EDEN was born and grew up on a farm on the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand and has for many years been a resident of London, where she lives in "a very charming old square in Kensington." THE STORRINGTON PAPERS. her sixteenth nove\, shows her at the peak of her story­telling powers. Her rise to international acclaim has been nothing short of phenom­ena\, each novel broadening the audience for her books-five million copies sold in the United States alone-which include such well-known titles as SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE, THE VINES OF Y ARRABEE, THE MILLIONAIRE'S DAUGHTER, THE TIME OF THE DRAGON, and THE SALAMANCA DRUM. ISBN 0-698-10962-7 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Coward - McCann, 1978

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780698109629
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0698109627
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Publishing year: 1978
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)

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