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The Solitary Summer

Arnim, Elizabeth von

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ISBN 10: 1406807230 / ISBN 13: 9781406807233
Published by Echo Library, 2006
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Title: The Solitary Summer

Publisher: Echo Library

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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A diary of mellow life in France

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"The Solitary Summer" is a witty, lyrical account of a rejuvenating summer. Descriptions of magnificent larkspurs and burning nasturiums give way to those of cooling forest walks--and of clambering up a mud bank when the miller is not in view. Rainy days prompt a little philanthropy, until the sun returns the gardener to the refuge of her beloved plants. In her introduction, Deborah Kellaway writes: "All of von Arnim's heroines are escapists. They escape from riches to the simple life, or from conventional home life into foreign travel...In her first two books "[Elizabeth and Her German Garden" and "The Solitary Summer]," the escape is simply into the garden...And it is her capacity to present her joy in that place that made the books bestsellers. Here readers are escaping, with her, into happiness."

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