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Lucy English's second novel depicts an ongoing family rebellion between succeeding generations set against the timeless beauty of rural France. Alone in a tiny stone hut in the south of France, Mireille begins to write her life story. As a child she was largely ignored by her fashionable parents but it was they who introduced her to Provence, where they bought a piece of land and where she found the hut and La Ferrou - a massive, split, brooding rock beneath which lies a magical pool. It was here that she raised her son by her German bohemian lover, Gregor, with whom she ran away as a teenager. Four years later Gregor leaves for India to find his guru and become a 'child of light' while Mireille, penniless, returns to England to introduce her son to his grandmother. Little does she realise that the boy will be more influenced by her mother's values than by her own alternative lifestyle on a houseboat among road protesters and new-age travellers. Now, as spring becomes summer and wild flowers begin to fade, Mireille confronts the series of tragedies that have led her to discover again the strange magic of La Ferrou.
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Lucy English was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in London, studied English and American literature at the University of East Anglia and has an MA in Creative Writing. She now has three children, works in a city farm in Bristol and is a performance poet. Children of Light is her second novel.
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Book Description Fourth Estate Classic House, London, United Kingdom, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. As with her successful debut SELFISH PEOPLE, Bristol based Lucy English's second novel, set in Provence and Bath, features a bohemian heroine, and describes an ongoing rebellion within a family of each generation against the last. Mireille is the daughter of architect Hugo Devereux and Vivienne, his beautiful immaculate Grace Kelly lookalike wife -- a slave to convention where her daughter is bohemian, elegant where Mireille is messy. When Hugo embarks on a project in the South of France in the Sixties the family moves to Provence for a while and Mireille discovers La Ferrou at the end of a path through the woods, in a clearing -- a massive split brooding rock beneath which is a magical pool, a natural basin in the rock. Back in England, rebelling against Vivienne, Mireille becomes a hippy teenager and runs away, pregnant, with Gregor, her gypsy lover, to live in a hut by La Ferrou. But when, after five years, Gregor continues on to India to find his Guru and becomes a Child of Light, Mireille, penniless with their son Stephen to support, returns to England to introduce her wild little child to his conservative grandmother. However, Stephen finds an affinity with Vivienne that Mireille never had and rebels against his mother and her lovers, and her unconventional life on a houseboat in Bath. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ in. - 9¾ in.Tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 111625
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