AUGUST FOLLY chronicles the lives and loves of modern Barsetshire in this comedy of everyday life as it is lived in an English village community. Mrs Palmer with her fondness for staging Greek dramas unwittingly brings about several romances thereby. Chief among them is the affair of Richard Tebben with Mrs Palmer's house guest--the mother of nine children. The end of summer, however. finds Richard himself again. The comedy is held together with word and deed--especially word.
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The village of Worsted is staging Hippolytus under the aegis of the indefatigable Mrs. Palmer. Given this background, it seems inevitable that the most absurd romances should bloom, as indeed they do. Thirkell's novels provide a scrutiny of British manners in the most entertaining doses.About the Author:
ANGELA THIRKELL (1890 1961) granddaughter of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, was born in London. At age twenty-eight, she moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she became involved in broadcasting and was a frequent contributor to British periodicals. She began writing novels after her return to Britain in 1930 and from then on produced a new book almost every year. Her stylish prose and deft portrayal of the human comedy in the imaginary county of Barsetshire have amused readers for decades.
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Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 1993. Book Condition: Good. Large Print Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP61458207
Book Description U.S.A.: Magna Large Print Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. LARGE PRINT; STICKER REMAINS ON FRONT COVER OW VG HARDCOVER/ NO DJ ISSUED/ PICTURE COVER; "IN ROBIN DEAN, READERS WILL FIND AN QUTHENTIC HUMAN BOY, WHILE SUSAN THE OUTSPOKEN, BETTY THE MISUNDERSTOOD AND THE DONKEY AND CAT ADD TO THE COMEDY.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19195410403
Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. Large Print Ed. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88687250