by Janette Jenkins
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Firefly by Janette Jenkins

On a secluded hillside in Jamaica lies Firefly, Noël Coward's peaceful retreat. Here, between sundowners and sunsets, brandies and cigarettes, the seventy-year-old Coward whiles away his days — a comforting, frustrating pattern of unwanted breakfasts, reluctant walks, graceless dips in the pool — in the company of his manservant Patrice. Set over a series of summer days in the early 1970s, Firefly flits through Coward's dreams and memories, his successes and regrets, against a sultry, seductive backdrop of blue skies and glistening water. Colorful and contemplative, this is a moving portrait of old age and friendship, and a poignant appraisal of a life well lived.

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ISBN-13: 9781609451400
Publisher: Europa
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Janette Jenkins was born in Bolton, UK in 1965. She earned a degree in Literature and Philosophy and an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She wrote three novels prior to Firefly: Columbus Day, Another Elvis Love Child and Angel of Brooklyn. Her short stories have been featured in newspapers and anthologies, including Stand Magazine, and have been broadcast on Radio 4. She lives in Durham, UK.

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Firefly 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not what I thought it would be. The very sad end of a very ill man who was verbally abusive to everyone hardly gave me any insight at all into the talented man Coward had been.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago