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Linden Rise Richmal Crompton

Linden Rise By Richmal Crompton

Linden Rise by Richmal Crompton

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A classic novel from the author of Just William.

Linden Rise Summary

Linden Rise by Richmal Crompton

It is the summer of 1892 and fifteen-year-old Tilly Pound has come to Linden Rise - the holiday cottage of the genteel but dysfunctional Culverton family - to work as a housemaid. She starts as just another member of 'the help' but, as the years pass and the 19th century judders its unwieldy way into the 20th, this tough and resourceful young woman becomes an anchor in a fragmenting world.

Mr and Mrs Culverton are trapped in a loveless marriage, rocked by his obvious infidelities and marked by her helplessness and fragility. Their children are raising themselves until Tilly arrives, and it remains to be seen whether her lively good sense can change their lives for the better . . .

A beautifully written, razor-sharp saga that paints a vivid portrait of the fraught and nuanced relationships between parents and their children, Linden Rise is full of the charming child characters that Richmal Crompton always evokes so beautifully.

Linden Rise Reviews

That Linden Rise comes from the pen of Richmal Crompton is in itself a strong recommendation. * Edinburgh Evening News *
Family bickerings as described by Richmal Crompton make delightful reading and also provide another fascinating study of the child mind * Manchester Evening Chronicle *
A pleasant human story . . . light and very readable * Birmingham Mail *

About Richmal Crompton

Richmal Crompton (1890-1969) is best known for her thirty-eight children's books featuring William Brown, which were published between 1922 and 1970. Born in Lancashire, Crompton won a scholarship to Royal Holloway in London, where she trained as a schoolteacher, graduating in 1914, before turning to writing full-time in 1923. Alongside the William stories, Crompton wrote forty-one novels for adults, including Family Roundabout, Portrait of a Family, and The Holiday, as well as nine collections of short stories.

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Linden Rise by Richmal Crompton
Pan Macmillan
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