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Book Title: Summerhills|
The author of the book: D.E. Stevenson
Date of issue: August 31st 2005
ISBN 13: 9780753173718
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.84 MB
Read full description of the books Summerhills:This is a sequel to Amberwell. It continues the story of the family of that estate.
While a very good read, it isn't up to the standard of the first book. Nothing really happens in it until three quarters of the way through. It kind of meanders along and then things start getting tied up. There was an episode with Aunt Beatrice that seemed rather pointless. It was as if the author had suddenly remembered she had been in the first book and had to 'epilogue' her.
Anne, one of the daughters, who keeps house for Mr Orme, had a very open ended story. I would have preferred to have some definition for her.
There's also a governess, Miss Glassford, who I couldn't see the point of at all. She added nothing to the story. She was there and then she wasn't and you were hard pushed to remember what she had added to the story.
It was a funny kind of book really. Parts of it were good, other parts you could do without and while the ending was ok, I would have liked a little more.
However, I'm still enjoying D E Stevenson and have two more of hers lined up.
Read information about the authorFull name: Dorothy Emily Stevenson.
Her father was a Cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson
D.E. Stevenson had an enormously successful writing career: between 1923 and 1970, four million copies of her books were sold in Britain and three million in the States. Like E.F. Benson, Ann Bridge, O. Douglas or Dorothy L. Sayers (to name but a few) her books are funny, intensely readable, engaging and dependable.
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