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Temples of delight / Barbara Trapido.

Barbara Trapido

New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, [2015].

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  • Title:
    Temples of delight / Barbara Trapido.
  • Author: Barbara Trapido
  • Subjects: Fiction -- Literary; Women -- England -- Fiction; Female friendship -- Fiction; Female friendship; Fiction; Women; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); England -- Fiction; England; Psychological fiction; Bildungsromane; Fiction; Electronic books; Psychological fiction;
    Dewey: 823/.914
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Copyright.
    Access restrictions: NON_PRINT_LEGAL_DEPOSIT
  • Publication Details: New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, [2015].
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; I Miss Delight and the Queen of the Night; Jem was a joyful mystery to Alice. She was something to give thanks for. She had first appeared in the classroom, not at the beginning of term like a normal person, but mid-term on a Wednesday. She had appeared, â#x80;#x98;like a dropped acornâ#x80;#x99;, halfway through the term, halfway through the week, halfway through the Silent Reading Hour. Suddenly there she was in the doorway, almost as tall as the doorway itself. She was wearing an old blazer which screamed its origins from the under-a-pound rail of th
    Contents: Alice believed that she knew what all her classmatesâ#x80;#x99; fathers did. They owned supermarkets or they made money in Abu Dhabi. They were solicitors, or proprietors of carpet warehouses. They managed high street banks or they commuted to work in the City.Jem had come to Aliceâ#x80;#x99;s school because the convent school had expelled her. This blessed severance was one for which Alice became unendingly grateful. It had occurred, Jem said, because of an orange. Not William of Orange. Just a common or garden orange.
    Contents: Alice always knew that she owed her education to Jem. Until the coming of Jem there had simply been those books which you wanted to read and those books which you got made to read. It was this very dichotomy at the heart of things which had caused Miss Trotter to introduce the Silent Reading Hour in the first place. The headmistress had uncovered a regrettable fondness among her girls for Agatha Christie and Sue Barton. She had even whispered hoarsely in the Assembly Hall that â#x80;#x98;certain gelsâ#x80;#x99;
    Contents: Jem spent her first exeat weekend at Aliceâ#x80;#x99;s house. It was an event to which Alice looked forward with intense pleasure. Her mother, though she had by this time become an active and thriving businesswoman, still found time to watch over the event with that protective interest crossed with managerial engineering which characterized all her doings with regard to her only child. Mrs Pilling packed a brace of pork pies, a homemade carrot cake and a large bottle of ginger beer into a saddlebag. She
    Contents: Alice could hardly remember a time without Flora. They had been at nursery school together. Flora was then a small, dark-haired girl, smaller even than Alice, with prominent teeth and shabby clothes. She had spent all her time at the painting easel while other children hustled for tricycles or jammed plastic bricks into the playdough. She had endlessly painted houses. There had been something exceptional about Floraâ#x80;#x99;s paintings, even then. The houses were not frontally presented, but contrived
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781620408773 (electronic bk.); ISBN 1620408775 (electronic bk.); BNB GBB8G1513; System number: 019029901
  • Notes: "First published by Michael Joseph 1990."
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (pages).
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection DRT ELD.DS.321979
  • UIN: BLL01019029901

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