Christopher And Columbus A Virago Modern Classic

by Elizabeth von Arnim

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

Christopher And Columbus A Virago Modern Classic Synopsis

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.

Christopher And Columbus A Virago Modern Classic Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781853817489
Publication date: 28th April 1994
Author: Elizabeth von Arnim
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Elizabeth von Arnim

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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