The Girl in a Swing

The Girl in a Swing

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by Richard Adams
     
 

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Alan Desland, who feels himself to be an ordinary and unremarkable man, falls passionately in love with the beautiful but mysterious German stenographer, Karin, who is sent to assist him during a business trip to Denmark. To his astounded joy, she returns his love - but their courtship and marriage will shake his life to its very foundations and test him to the limits

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Alan Desland, who feels himself to be an ordinary and unremarkable man, falls passionately in love with the beautiful but mysterious German stenographer, Karin, who is sent to assist him during a business trip to Denmark. To his astounded joy, she returns his love - but their courtship and marriage will shake his life to its very foundations and test him to the limits of sanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783015689
Publisher:
Watership Down Enterprises
Publication date:
11/18/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
335,991
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Richard George Adams (born 9 May, 1920) is an English novelist, author of Watership Down, Shardik, Maia, The Plague Dogs, Traveller, Tales from Watership Down and many other books.

When Watership Down, his first novel, was finally published, after many rejections, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972. To date it has sold over 8 million copies and been translated into many languages, including Cherokee and Chinese.

Richard's goal is to tell a good story, ideally one so good you can't put it down! Three of his novels, including The Girl in a Swing, have been filmed so far.

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The Girl in a Swing 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Adams' earliest works and centers on a quaint gift shop in rural England, a 'haunting' figurine of a girl on a swing and a smitten shop clerk. An enjoyable read, it is wholly different from other Adams works, such as Watership Down, Shardick and The Plague Dogs.
Elle_Wilvee More than 1 year ago
I bought a used copy of this book and my cover said "Beautiful, haunting, erotic love story and an absolutely terrifying ghost story." I may have enjoyed the book a lot more if I hadn't had this review to look at every time I picked up the book. The book has some great prose, but really it's just a long narrative about how the main character meets and marries his wife. There are a few 'eerie' parts but nothing really frightening until the last 50 pages of the book (at which point you are dying for action, so it's hardly even satisfying). I guess what I'm saying is that this is a good book and worth the read for the beautiful writing, but don't pick this up if you're looking for a good scare. I didn't enjoy it because I was wanting something else.
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