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Summary:

"East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking -- and attractive -- than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha's reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Arlington Public Library FIC SIM (Text) 37812000183017 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 11/16/2020 Available -
Cascade Locks Library FIC SIMONSON (Text) 33892100242651 Adult Fiction Book None 08/26/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812983203
  • ISBN: 0812983203
  • Physical Description: 492 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reader's guide (pages 481-492).
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States bu Random House...in 2016"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha's husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking -- and attractive -- than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha's reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war."-- From the publisher.
Subject: Authors > Fiction.
Women teachers > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > England > Fiction.
Country life > England > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Satire.
Historical fiction.
Satirical literature.
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