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Christopher And Columbus A Virago Modern Classic by Elizabeth von Arnim

Christopher And Columbus A Virago Modern Classic

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series


Christopher And Columbus A Virago Modern Classic by Elizabeth von Arnim

As the First World War looms, Anna-Rose and Anna-Felicitas, seventeen-year-old orphan twins, are thrust upon relatives. But Uncle Arthur, a blustering patriot, is a reluctant guardian: the twins are half-German and, who knows, they could be spying from the nursery window... Packed off to America, they meet Mr Twist, a wealthy engineer with a tendency to motherliness, who befriends them on the voyage. However, he has failed to consider the pitfalls of taking such young and beautiful women under his wing, especially two who will continue to require this protection long after the ship has docked, and who are incapable of behaving with tact. Many adventures ensue (and befall them) in this sparklingly witty, romantic novel in which Elizabeth von Armin explores the suspicions cast upon the two Annas and Mr Twist in a country poised for war.


An extremely talented writer...Elizabeth von Armin has a neat wit, a wild sense of comedy, and a vision continually thwarted though it was- of potential happiness. * Penelope Mortimer * A mistress of irony * Lisa St Aubin de Teran *

About the Author

A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. She spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941.

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Publication date

28th April 1994


Elizabeth von Arnim

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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


272 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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