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Mary George of Allnorthover by Lavinia Greenlaw - First - 2001 - from Rocking Chair Books (SKU: 8008382)

Mary George of Allnorthover

Mary George of Allnorthover by Lavinia Greenlaw - First - 2001 - from Rocking Chair Books (SKU: 8008382)
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Mary George of Allnorthover

by Lavinia Greenlaw

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good. Some jacket wear from storage.
ISBN 10
0618095233
ISBN 13
9780618095230
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Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. First. Hardback, Dustjacket. Very Good. Some jacket wear from storage..

Synopsis

This is the story of a teenager at several turning points in her life -- a richly detailed and suspenseful novel about various kinds of courtship gone wrong. The day Tom Hepple returns to the English village of Allnorthover, he stops at the local reservoir, beneath which lies his childhood home. Looking for a sign, he sees a girl walking on water. Not just any girl -- it is Mary George, an uncommonly sympathetic seventeen-year-old, who seems at first to be more important to others than she is to herself. As nearsighted Mary tries to locate herself in the world, struggling with growing up, falling in love, and breaking away, Tom makes her the focus of his attempt to regain his past. Secrets and misapprehensions surface as the village reveals its stories and unwittingly helps Tom toward the catastrophic conclusion of his plan. MARY GEORGE OF ALLNORTHOVER takes place in Essex in the 1970s -- a small, orderly world disrupted by power cuts, petrol shortages, and drought. The brash color and noise of punk rock is infiltrating the disco in the village hall, and London is getting closer all the time. Mary George is as caught up in all this change as she is in her own history. Her story brings to new life the great themes of family, property, inheritance, and belonging. The traditions of the nineteenth-century novel are both adhered to and subverted in Lavinia Greenlaw's remarkable first book of prose.

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Bookseller
Rocking Chair Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
8008382
Title
Mary George of Allnorthover
Author
Lavinia Greenlaw
Format/binding
Hardback, Dustjacket
Book condition
Used - Very Good. Some jacket wear from storage.
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0618095233
ISBN 13
9780618095230
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
2001
Pages
288
Bookseller catalogs
Domestic Fiction; Psychological Fiction;

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