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A Summer To Decide

Literary


by
Pamela Hansford Johnson

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 424 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A Summer To Decide concludes Pamela Hansford Johnson’s highly acclaimed trilogy, the first two volumes of which are Too Dear For My Possessing and An Avenue Of Stone.

Helena, the presiding genius of the trilogy, dies near the outset of this book, leaving only her indomitable spirit to help her children struggle on without her. For her daughter, Charmian, having just given birth to a daughter herself, and trapped in a marriage to the now drunken and womanizing Evan, it is truly a struggle; one which is relieved only by her absorption in her child, by Evan’s inevitable downfall, and by the passionate concern of her half-brother, Claud.

Pamela Hansford Johnson is in confident control of her art and in all her characters – in Evan and his pathetic mother, in Charmian and Claud – she gives us the true and deep understanding of human nature which enriches all her novels.

Pamela Hansford Johnson wrote 27 novels across genres as diverse as romance, comedy and tragedy. An incredibly readable and literary author, who deserves to be rediscovered by a new generation, Bello has brought 18 of Johnson’s books back into print.

‘A most impressive achievement’ Isabel Quigley, Biographer

A Summer To Decide concludes Pamela Hansford Johnson’s highly acclaimed trilogy, the first two volumes of which are Too Dear For My Possessing and An Avenue Of Stone.

Helena, the presiding genius of the trilogy, dies near the outset of this book, leaving only her indomitable spirit to help her children struggle on without her. For her daughter, Charmian, having just given birth to a daughter herself, and trapped in a marriage to the now drunken and womanizing Evan,… (more)

A Summer To Decide concludes Pamela Hansford Johnson’s highly acclaimed trilogy, the first two volumes of which are Too Dear For My Possessing and An Avenue Of Stone.

Helena, the presiding genius of the trilogy, dies near the outset of this book, leaving only her indomitable spirit to help her children struggle on without her. For her daughter, Charmian, having just given birth to a daughter herself, and trapped in a marriage to the now drunken and womanizing Evan, it is truly a struggle; one which is relieved only by her absorption in her child, by Evan’s inevitable downfall, and by the passionate concern of her half-brother, Claud.

Pamela Hansford Johnson is in confident control of her art and in all her characters – in Evan and his pathetic mother, in Charmian and Claud – she gives us the true and deep understanding of human nature which enriches all her novels.

Pamela Hansford Johnson wrote 27 novels across genres as diverse as romance, comedy and tragedy. An incredibly readable and literary author, who deserves to be rediscovered by a new generation, Bello has brought 18 of Johnson’s books back into print.

‘A most impressive achievement’ Isabel Quigley, Biographer

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