The Resource The book of summers, Emylia Hall

The book of summers, Emylia Hall

Label
The book of summers
Title
The book of summers
Statement of responsibility
Emylia Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel. Inside is a letter informing her that her long-estranged mother has died, and a scrapbook Beth has never seen before. Entitled The Book of Summers, it's stuffed with photographs and mementos complied by her mother to record the seven glorious childhood summers Beth spent in rural Hungary. It was a time when she trod the tightrope between separated parents and two very different countries; her bewitching but imperfect Hungarian mother and her gentle, reticent English father; the dazzling house of a Hungarian artist and an empty-feeling cottage in deepest Devon. And it was a time that came to the most brutal of ends the year Beth turned sixteen. Since then, Beth hasn't allowed herself to think about those years of her childhood. But the arrival of The Book of Summers brings the past tumbling back into the present; as vivid, painful and vital as ever
Summary
Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel. Inside is a letter telling her that her Marika, her long estranged mother, has died. There is also a scrapbook that Beth has never seen before. Entitled The book of summers, it's stuffed with photographs and mementos compiled by Marika to record the seven glorious childhood summers that Beth spent in rural Hungary. It was a time when she trod the tightrope between separated parents and two very different countries; her bewitching but imperfect Hungarian mother and her gentle, reticent English father; the dazzling house of a Hungarian artist and an empty-feeling cottage in deepest Devon. And it was a time that came to the most brutal of ends the year Beth turned sixteen. Since then, Beth hasn't allowed herself to think about those years of her childhood. But the arrival of The Book of Summers brings the past tumbling back into the present; as vivid, painful and vital as ever.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10122912
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Emylia
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Summer
  • Early memories
  • Scrapbooks
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of summers, Emylia Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9780755390830
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780755390830
Label
The book of summers, Emylia Hall
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9780755390830
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780755390830

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