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A Wreath For The Enemy

by Pamela Frankau

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

A Wreath For The Enemy Synopsis

In my youth...I had an overwhelming passion to be like other people. Other people were a whole romantic race, miles beyond my reach. Not now. I don't really thnk that they exist, except in the eye of the beholder.' When Penelope Wells, precocious daughter of a poet, meets the well-behaved middle-class Bradley children, it is love at first sight. But their parents are horrified by the Wells' establishment- a distinctly bohemian hotel on the French Riviera- and the friendship ends in tears. Out of these childhood betrayals grow Penelope, in love with an elusive ideal of order and calm, and Don Bradley, in rebellion against the phillistine values of his parents. Compellingly told in a series of first-person narratives, their stories involve them with the Duchess, painted and outre; the crippled genius Crusoe; Crusoe's brother Livesey, and the eccentric Cara, whose brittle and chaotic life collides explosively with Penelope's.

A Wreath For The Enemy Press Reviews

Pamela Frankau uses a large canvas with great deftness, and her dialogue is a joy. * SUNDAY TIMES *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844085866
Publication date: 12th June 2008
Author: Pamela Frankau
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Pamela Frankau

Pamela Frankau (1908-1967), author of over thirty books, was one of the most popular writers of her generation, in both Britain and America.

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