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Westover Richmal Crompton

Westover By Richmal Crompton

Westover by Richmal Crompton


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Summary

A classic novel from the author of Just William.

Westover Summary

Westover by Richmal Crompton

When Julia Gideon is widowed during the Second World War with five children to look after, she is left to manage Westover House with insufficient means for its upkeep. Urged by her solicitor brother to downsize and turn the family home into flats, she reluctantly agrees.

However, as her new tenants move in it soon becomes clear that the manor house cannot contain the fiery personalities that are now living under its roof . . .

From the hard up Godfrey and his wife Cynthia, who must share a flat with his brother Hubert and the uncouth Trixie; to Julia's elderly aunts, Letitia and Lucy, who aspire to very different lives in their old age; and the faux-French Mrs Pollock whose overbearing presence in her daughter Ann-Marie's life is protective to the point of suffocation - life is anything but simple at Westover.

As heated relationships simmer away and family feuds break through to the surface, Richmal Crompton's Westover is a keenly observed study of what happens when domestic life doesn't run so smoothly . . .

Westover Reviews

Miss Crompton is a master-hand at child characterisation * The Star *

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.

Additional information

GOR012380210
9781509859603
1509859608
Westover by Richmal Crompton
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2017-04-20
216
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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