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The Charmed Circle.

Gaskin, Catherine.

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ISBN 10: 0684188422 / ISBN 13: 9780684188423
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1989
Used Condition: Fair Hardcover
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646 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket and protective mylar covering. Reading copy. Library discard. FICTION. Set in wartime Britain, where danger and the threat of invasion pervade daily life, the novel takes us into the lives of Julia, Constance, and Alex, the three beautiful and talented daughters of renowned actor Michael Synour and his famous piansit wife. Only in adversity do they fully realize how much they have and how easy it is to lose it all. (Key Words: Great Britain, Fiction, World War II, Love, Catherine Gaskin). Bookseller Inventory # 8105X1

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Title: The Charmed Circle.

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American Edition.

Book Type: book

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The three daughters of a renowned British actor--Julia, Constance, and and Alex--find love and fulfillment, as well as a potentially devastating crisis, during the World War II years

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Gaskin scored with the bestselling The Ambassador's Women , but her lengthy new novel is uninspired and forgettable despite her characters' requisite trappings of fame and extravagance. The charmed circle of the Seymour family tantalizes outsiders, but those within it suffer tragedy. During WW II, Sir Michael Seymour, a renowned actor on the London stage, loses his wife, a concert pianist, when a fighter plane crashes into their home in southeast England. The RAF pilot bails out, saved, it seems, for a contrived, starry-eyed marriage with one of the Seymour daughters, Julia, a budding actress. When their idyll ends tragically, the young widow retires to her husband's crumbling Scottish castle to bear their son. Julia's sister, Alex, a talented journalist, learns that her husband has died in a Japanese prison camp, and takes up with a powerful newspaper mogul; only Connie, the third sister, has the common touch, choosing love with a stolid civil servant over a career of her own. After Julia marries an American movie star with a bad temper and a history of abuse, their glittering lives turn into a protracted nightmare. Overpadding smothers what little passion surfaces here. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
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