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A Sunset Touch (The Fairwater edition of Howard Spring's novels) [Hardcover]

Howard Spring
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Sep 1973 The Fairwater edition of Howard Spring's novels
A fortunate and unexpected inheritance gives an ordinary and unassuming bank clerk with reclusive tendencies a chance to make all his dreams come true. Roger Menheniot abandons wartime London to buy Rosemellian, his Cornish ancestral home. A psychologically-driven story of despair, tragedy, obsession and love is revealed against a backdrop of the Cornish countryside as a web of complex and intriguing relationships are played out. Henry Savage, an old sage is haunted by the death of his first wife. Bella is an alluring but threatening influence. Annie Hocking is the spinster whose bitter resentments underpin much of the action. And, Kitty attracts Roger as if to a saviour. The story exposes human weakness and egotism as Roger is forced to reassess his whole way of life and his attitudes towards others in his journey of self-discovery and revelation.
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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New impression edition (Sep 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002218534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002218535
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,587,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A beautifully written novel of longing, love and lust - all of which are described with great sensitivity and understanding by Howard Spring. It is a joy to read such emotionally charged feelings expressed with tenderness and taste. Roger Menheniot turns from a reclusive, genealogy- obsessed virgin into a sociable, pleasure-seeking lover over the course of this immensely readable book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story of awakening love and learning 29 Feb 2012
By Maury
Roger Menheniot travelled an extremely steep road in a very short time to face so many facts of life and love. A man with an obsession for family name and a house in Cornwall. One could call him an innocent man, certainly an inexperienced man and initially he appears to be a rather narrow minded, pompous recluse who shunned his fellow man (and certainly women). He was confronted with a wide variety of human contacts - his life was never the same again. But - the sunset touch is the final curve he faced to a known reality and we are left with the knowledge that his life was enriched by people at last.
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