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Summer Half: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC Book 43) [Kindle Edition]

Angela Thirkell
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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To his parents' dismay, Colin Keith - out of the noble but misplaced sense of duty peculiar to high-minded young university graduates - chooses to quit his training for the Bar and take a teaching job at Southbridge School. Little does Colin imagine that he will count among his pupils the demon in human form known as Tony Morland; or that the master's ravishing, feather-brained daughter Rose will, with her flights of fancy and many admirers, spread chaos throughout school and village. Humorous, high-spirited and cleverly observed, Summer Half is a comic delight.


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Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself (Alexander McCall Smith)

What sings out is the ebullience and charm of her characters, deliciously sparkling dialogue, a romping plot, her wit and gentle satire, and the escapist satisfaction of neatly tied-up happy endings (bookoxygen.com)

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A captivating comic novel from Angela Thirkell's much-loved 1930s Barsetshire series: trainee barrister Colin Keith makes an ill-advised foray into teaching at Southbridge School.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1035 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 184408969X
  • Publisher: Virago (1 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FLY3TJE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) wrote many works of fiction and non-fiction, including twenty-nine 'Barsetshire' novels, which won her great popularity and acclaim. The first of these, High Rising, was published in 1933. Her relatives included Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her godfather was JM Barrie. She was twice married and had four children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally wonderful! 4 Mar. 2015
By Katkin
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I thoroughly enjoyed this Angela Thirkell novel depicting another slice of life of the 'gentry' of the 1930s. The characters are well drawn - bossy, confident Lydia and Kate, who takes delight in mending and home making. No women's libbers here!Tony Morland from 'High Rising' makes another appearance and we find out about life in his public school. Settling with a Thirkell is a truly enjoyable, calming experience. I love her books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 Mar. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 Oct. 2014
By Joan C
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Angela Thirkell can do no wrong for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An easy read 7 July 2014
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This was OK. A nice easy read
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5.0 out of 5 stars An old friendship renewed! 17 May 2014
By Pamela
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I have loved Angela Thirkell's work for 60 years and am delighted to be able to carry her with me on my Kindle.Thank you!!
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