Summer In February

Summer In February

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by Jonathan Smith
     
 

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Sir Alfred Munnings, retiring President of the Royal Academy, chooses the 1949 Annual Banquet to launch a savage attack on Modern Art. The effect of his diatribe is doubly shocking, leaving not only his distinguished audience gasping but also many people tuning in to the BBC's live radio broadcast. But as he approaches the end of his assault, the speech suddenly

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Sir Alfred Munnings, retiring President of the Royal Academy, chooses the 1949 Annual Banquet to launch a savage attack on Modern Art. The effect of his diatribe is doubly shocking, leaving not only his distinguished audience gasping but also many people tuning in to the BBC's live radio broadcast. But as he approaches the end of his assault, the speech suddenly dissolves into incoherence when he stumbles over a name - a name he normally takes such pains to avoid - that takes him back forty years to a special time and a special place.

Summer in February is a disturbing and moving re-creation of a celebrated Edwardian artistic community enjoying the last days of a golden age soon to be shattered by war. As resonant and understated as The Go-Between, it is a love story of beauty, deprivation and tragedy.

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Imaginative.—DAILY MIRROR

an engrossing and surprisingly dark novel...—SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

This is a book rich in incident and richer still in its subtle and intricate analysis of emotional depths. It is also a meticulous re-creation of artistic life near the beginning of this century.—THE TIMES

Subtle and affecting, a tender Edwardian love story.—GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405519991
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
07/26/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
773 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Smith was educated in Wales and at St John's College, Cambridge. KBO: The Churchill Secret, his seventh novel, is being adapted into a major ITV drama. An earlier novel, Summer in February, was made into a feature film, starring Dan Stevens and Dominic Cooper.

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Summer in February 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Depressing