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Sylvia Brownrigg's Pages for You is the story of a sentimental, sensual education, a love affair between a student and a teacher--all blushes, kisses, books and poetry. Flannery is just 17 and a first-year student at an American university; Anne, a lecturer, is 28: "wise, well-travelled, sophisticated". Flannery sees this red-haired, red-lipped goddess drinking coffee in a diner, wearing "pointed, pretty, argumentative boots", and is immediately smitten. Her dreams begin to taunt her with a "bawdy vividness", and much to her surprise the dreams become a reality, when Anne returns her affections. The story is beautifully paced, in small, concise chapters, each capturing a moment in an intense emotional experience. The prose is lyrical and a little gauche, mirroring Flannery's youth and her enthusiasm for literature--she is a poet in the making, and her heartfelt narration of her own story reflects that. If Desdemona loved Othello partly for his stories, than Flannery loves Anne partly for the content of her bookshelves. The novel is lush with sensation and impression; a recognition of the physical passion that the two women share:
If doubt had smouldered in Anne at first, the sex extinguished it ... Her questions were silenced by their pleasure calls, and the smoothness and the fluidity of their limbs together calmed her.The novel is intimate and romantic, vivid as the "passionate hot fall of the autumn leaves with their brilliant reds, yellows and golds". --Eithne Farry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Like Turgenev or Katherine Mansfield, Sylvia Brownrigg understands that the inexperienced lover is a detective who doesn't know which clues matter... mesmerising' Helen Dunmore, The Times 'Exuberant and wistful' Times Literary Supplement 'A candid, fresh and vivid novel' The Sunday TelegraphSee all Product Description
I read this book so fast I loved it! It was nice to read a book were there were two girls in love...but it wasnt a lesbian book juat a lovely loce storyPublished 18 months ago by Francesca Howie
This is a great love story and I must have enjoyed it because I found it difficult to put down!Published 22 months ago by walby
This book was enjoyable enough and an easy read. For me I just which the outcome had been kept more of a secret, but hey! Can't have I all sometime! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favourite books. I have read this book 3 times already and I'm sure I'll read it again in the years to come. A great romantic story about first love and coming of age.Published on 13 Jun. 2013 by Ali
A truely lovely story, the kind of book that you want to finish to see how it ends, but then leaves you wanting more. Buy this book, it is beautiful.Published on 3 Feb. 2013 by Ms A Mehmet
I highly recommend this book. I read it in three days. It's Brilliant. Buy it you will love it. a+a+Published on 16 Jan. 2013 by Karen Jones
A story of failed love which, along with the constant references to smoking as "sexy", leaves a bad taste behind. I am biased in favour of happy endings and there isn't one here. Read morePublished on 20 Sept. 2012 by Just Us
Thank the Lord that I picked this up in my local pound store. Badly-written tosh. I am struggling to find the requisite twenty words to describe this books short-coming, but here... Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2012 by J. E. Holmes
If I ever will be forced to name a book about love, and it must be a new one, I'd probably name this. Very touching, and as someone else wrote, it is valid for other couples too. Read morePublished on 14 May 2012 by G. Remrow