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The Sidmouth Letters

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349142821

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Jane Austen’s love life – long the subject of speculation – is finally, delightfully dealt with in the title story of this collection. Many of the other stories, like ‘The Sidmouth Letters,’ bring together past and present – with sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, often intensely moving results.

With quiet elegance and devastating accuracy, Jane Gardam probes many and varied lives. We meet a trio of Kensington widows, mean-spirited and middle-aged, paying improbable tribute to a long exploited nanny; we await- with dread- a stranger to tea in an Engliish home; we witness the mercurial changes that take place in young love, and we watch as a bohemian, passionate past returns to tempt domestic bliss.

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She does fiction as it should be done, with confidence and insight
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Observer