- Erscheinungsdatum: 01.11.2012
- Verlag: Daunt Books
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This is the most intelligently escapist novel and scandalous for its time. What astonishes is its freshness. Reading it is like taking a holiday although it is a serious sentimental education too. Kate Kellaway Few people can evoke the spirit of a place more vividly than Ann Bridge. Linda Kelly The glorious landscape of pre-tourist Croatia is the backdrop for Bridges charming 1935 novel about marriage, motherhood and self-discovery. Daily Mail Grace Kilmichael, the well-known painter, is running away. Shes escaping her husband, and his wandering eye, her bullying grown-up children, and the tiresomeness of being herself. En route to Split and Dubrovnik, Grace travels through Paris and Venice, and to the glories of Torcello. Here she meets Nicholas fascinating, rebellious, completely unsuitable (and half her age). Thrown into turmoil by their relationship, it is not until Grace arrives in the remote, unspoilt beauty of the Illyrian coast, among the wildflowers and peaceful villages, that she can truly begin to find enlightenment. Both farcically funny and full of wisdom, this is a classic novel of escape and rediscovery, set against the glorious Illyrian spring.
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