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The Sugar House

by Antonia White

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

The Sugar House Synopsis

The year is 1920. Clara Batchelor, the heroine of The Lost Traveller, is now an actress with a touring repertory company and is passionately in love with the wholly unsuitable Stephen Tye. When Stephen betrays her, Clara betrays herself by agreeing to marry Archie, the fiance' she discarded four years before. A friendship but not a love match, the marriage is a desperate attempt by Clara to rekindle the safety of childhood. But neither of them are children any more and their dream sugar house begins to dissolve. The Sugar House is the second in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and continues in Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

The Sugar House Press Reviews

Antonia White evinces Clara's breakdown, particularly the isolation and emptiness she experiences, with extraordinary economy and insight * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Absorbing, fascinating . . . written with extraordinary brilliance * Elizabeth Bowen *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844083794
Publication date: 3rd August 2006
Author: Antonia White
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Antonia White

Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office, had four novels published and translated

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