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Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann, Jonathon Coe


Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann, Jonathon Coe

Mamma was fast asleep at home, her spirit lapped in unconsciousness. Her dreams would not divine that her daughter had stolen out to meet a lover. And next door also they slept unawares, while one of them broke from the circle and came alone to clasp a stranger . . .' Judith Earle, over-earnest and inexperienced, has always been a little in love with each of the four cousins who come to stay next door and, on her return from Cambridge, becomes madly in love with one of them - Roddy, the 'sensation-hunter'. DUSTY ANSWER traces with delicate nostalgia childhood friendships and the pangs of thwarted young love.


It will consume you entirely, transforming your whole inner life for the time it takes to read * Jonathan Coe * The lyrical, sensuous quality of her descriptive writing and her clear yet compassionate insight into individual psychology puts her immediately into the front rank of English writers * THE TIMES * Lehmann has always written brilliantly of women in love, of mothers and daughters * MARGARET DRABBLE *

About the Author

Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) was born in Buckinghamshire and educated privately before going to Girton College, Cambridge, as a scholar. She was made a CBE in 1982 and remains one of the most distinguished writers of the 20th century.

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Publication date

2nd March 2006


Rosamond Lehmann, Jonathon Coe

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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


320 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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