Close Quarters (Angela Thirkell Barsetshire Series)

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"When in doubt the answer's always tea," sister Chiffinch sagely remarks in this penultimate novel in the Angela Thirkell series, and what reader would disagree with her? For like everything else in Thirkell's world, even the summer is very British: "short, brutish, and nasty: also very cold and damp," and a spot of tea is just the thing to set things right.

Mrs. Donald Macfadyen, formerly Margot Phelps, whose personal transformation was the subject of JUTLAND COTTAGE. Though she is thrice-bereaved in a few short months, uprooted from her home and shuttled from one family to another, she nevertheless embraces a new promise of happiness before the last chapter reaches its end. It is without saying that Thirkell's legion of devoted readers will be delighted to join her.

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"When in doubt the answer's always tea," Sister Chiffinch sagely remarks in this penultimate novel in Angela Thirkel's Barsetshire series, and what reader would disagree with her? For like everything else in Thirkell's world, even the summer is very British: "short, brutish, and nasty: also very cold and damp," and a spot of tea is just the thing to set things right. And who better to join us around the teapot--either in person or in conversation--than the many friends Thirkell has introduced us to in her charming comedies of manners? The focus of the author's attention this time out is Mrs. Donald Macfayden, formerly Margot Phelps, whose personal transformation was the subject of Jutland Cottage. Though she is thrice-bereaved in a few short months, uprooted from her home and shuttled from one family to another, she nevertheless embraces a new promise of happiness before the last chapter reaches its end. It goes without saying that Thirkell's legion of devoted readers will be delighted to join her.

About the Author:

Angela Thirkell was born in London in 1890. Mrs. Thirkell did not begin writing novels until her return to Britain in 1930; then, for the rest of her life, she produced a new book almost every year until her death in 1961.

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