Three Houses

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This is a richly nostalgic and evocative account of the writer’s childhood with her younger brother (who also went on to publish a number of novels) in 1890s England. Angela Thirkell’s first published work, it tells of a privileged and happy life in London and Sussex when the author was a young girl. Her grandfather, who is lovingly described in these memories, was the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, and Thirkell was also related to Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin. It was thus a precocious and intellectual environment, and as well as the three houses in the title (two belonging to her grandparents and the family home in London) Angela describes a series of golden summer days, seaside holidays and Christmases that are almost painful for her in their wistfulness and the harsh certainty that they can never be retrieved.

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(UK) 9780749012397

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Paperback

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208

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