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The Sidmouth Letters (Abacus Books) Paperback – 1 Jan 1988

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (1 Jan. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349114080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349114088
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fresh and huge delight... deliciously barbed. (GUARDIAN)

The economical exactitude of her observation makes each of these eleven stories a keen pleasure. (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

Brilliantly observed... moving. (THE TIMES)

... combines an extraordinary vivid imagination with a felicity of expression, a hugely developed sense of the absurd, and the ability to involve a reader's emotions with her characters in a few pages. (EVENING STANDARD)

She does fiction as it should be done, with confidence and insight (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Observer)

A fresh and huge delight... deliciously barbed.

The economical exactitude of her observation makes each of these eleven stories a keen pleasure.

Brilliantly observed... moving.

... combines an extraordinary vivid imagination with a felicity of expression, a hugely developed sense of the absurd, and the ability to involve a reader's emotions with her characters in a few pages.

She does fiction as it should be done, with confidence and insight

Synopsis

Jane Austen's love life- long the subject of speculation- is finally, delightfully dealt with in the title story of this collection. Many of the other stories, like 'The Sidmouth Letters,' bring together past and present- with sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, often intensely moving results. With quiet elegance and devastating accuracy, Jane Gardam probes many and varied lives. We meet a trio of Kensington widows, mean-spirited and middle-aged, paying improbable tribute to a long exploited nanny; we await- with dread- a stranger to tea in an Engliish home; we witness the mercurial changes that take place in young love, and we watch as a bohemian, passionate past returns to tempt domestic bliss.

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