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Summer Will Show Sylvia Townsend Warner

Summer Will Show By Sylvia Townsend Warner

Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner


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Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner

'A novel of love, war and death; brilliantly entertaining and far ahead of its time' Guardian

'She is my husband's mistress - and here am I, taking her out to dinner'

Sophia Willoughby of Blandamer House, upstanding Victorian matriarch, has packed her errant husband off to Paris with his mistress Minna. But when tragedy throws her life off balance Sophia goes to seek him out, and instead finds herself intensely attracted to the charismatic, bohemian Minna, who leads her on a wild, chaotic adventure through a city in the throes of revolution.

'One of the great under-read British novelists of the twentieth century. This is my favourite of her novels' Sarah Waters

'Every page contains something brilliant, arresting or amusing, and one comes away from it staggered' Claire Harman

Summer Will Show Reviews

Sylvia Townsend Warner has to be one of the great under-read British novelists of the twentieth century. This, my favourite of her novels, has a disaffected Victorian wife falling for her husband's charismatic mistress, and discovering revolutionary politics along the way -- Sarah Waters
It's a wildly leftist novel of love, war and death; Townsend Warner chucks the lot into her simmering story, but it remains skilfully crafted. Brilliantly entertaining and far ahead of its time * Guardian *
With insight, malice, exquisiteness; in its wit, its instinct for style, its drawing-room urbanities, it will suggest at one time or another the work of a Rebecca West, a Virginia Woolf, an Elinor Wylie * The New York Times *

About Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) grew up in rural Devonshire before moving to London and writing her debut novel, Lolly Willowes (1926). With her partner Valentine Ackland, she was active in the Communist Party and served in the Red Cross during the Spanish Civil War. Her novels include Mr Fortune's Maggot, The True Heart, Summer Will Show, After the Death of Don Juan, The Corner That Held Them and The Flint Anchor.

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GOR011539950
9780241454848
0241454840
Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20210128
320
N/A
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