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The summer before the war, Helen Simonson

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The summer before the war
Title
The summer before the war
Statement of responsibility
Helen Simonson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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DLC
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Simonson, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Authors
  • Women teachers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Country life
  • Historical fiction
  • Great Britain
  • East Sussex (England)
Label
The summer before the war, Helen Simonson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780812993103
Lccn
2015016554
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908698965
  • (OCoLC)ocn908698965
  • 779777
Label
The summer before the war, Helen Simonson
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780812993103
Lccn
2015016554
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908698965
  • (OCoLC)ocn908698965
  • 779777

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