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The Little Girls (Paperback, New ed): Elizabeth Bowen

The Little Girls (Paperback, New ed)

Elizabeth Bowen

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??It is many years, close to thirty, since Elizabeth Bowen wrote her best remembered books, The House in Paris and The Death of the Heart, both of which were rather Jamesian in the worlds within worlds they explored. This new book may call to mind The Beast in the Jungle, in its expectant vigil and the devastating revelation at its conclusion- "There, being nothing was what you were frightened of all the time". On its own, it is a discreetly tantalizing story, a parabola of time present and past when three women return some fifty years later to a childhood scene. The instigator now, as she was then, is Dinah Delacroix, artlessly attractive, somewhat offhand, even a little fey. The museum she is establishing in a cave as a "clue for posterity" has its past in Dinah's. At eleven, she had had a penchant for burying things, and with two friends, Clare and Sheila, had interred some secret belongings in a coffer. Impulsively contacting Clare and Sheila whom she has not seen since, the reunion, uneasy at best, stirs many memories and latent resentments, and the revenants make their anticipatory-apprehensive return to the chest which lies buried in a school garden.... A disconcerting, elliptical book of considerable charm. It has a special, subtle sortilege. (Kirkus Reviews)
In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct. Can friendship can be taken up where it was left off? What are the revelations - and the dangers - in summoning up childhood?

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Imprint: Vintage
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 1999
Authors: Elizabeth Bowen
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 256
Edition: New ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-928778-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-09-928778-1
Barcode: 9780099287780

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