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High Rising
     

High Rising

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by Angela Thirkell
 

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Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura

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Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey's clutches and, what's more, help his daughter Miss Sibyl Knox to secure her longed-for engagement?

Utterly charming and very funny, High Rising is irresistible comic entertainment.

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A smart new edition . . . A terrific holiday story.—The Lady

To be so witty and charming yet also so brilliantly brusque and practical as Laura Morland is my new year's resolution

Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself.

Appealing.—Glasgow Sunday Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559213059
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
Angela Thirkell Barsetshire Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) wrote many works of fiction and non-fiction, including twenty-nine 'Barsetshire' novels, which won her great popularity and acclaim. The first of these, High Rising, was published in 1933. Her relatives included Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her godfather was JM Barrie. She was twice married and had four children.

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High Rising 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, very English and very well written. The characters are comical but real. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves smart, funny women, cozies, Jane Austen, Dorothy Sayers, Louise Penney or Rosamund Pilcher.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are about 30 books about Barsetshire, where these stories are set. Maybe more of them will be available.