| B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). | Handsome Thaddeus Davenant has just buried his young, wildly generous wife Letitia--a rescuer of stray dogs and a champion of street drunks. In contrast, Thaddeus is a kind of emotional cripple, scarred by a childhood spent lonely and unloved in his ancestral Quincunx House. He married Letitia for her money, as is immediately clear. Yet he would have loved her, if he had been able, and after their child is born he feels for the first time possessed by an affection he had been unable to feel for anyone since his own infancy. When Letitia dies, the victim of a freak accident, and none of the nannies interviewed prove suitable, her mother moves in to care for the baby. Mrs Iveson has always considered Thaddeus shoddy goods, and their détente only gradually thaws into something resembling warmth. Meanwhile, Pettie, one of the rejected nannies, has taken a shine to Thaddeus--with increasingly ominous portents. Pettie inhabits a world far removed from the genteel decay of Quincunx House. Reared in the nightmarish Morning Star home, where the only affection was the creepy kind dispensed by her Sunday uncle, Pettie is poor, broken, and pathologically starved of love. Trevor chronicles her obsession with Thaddeus in a way that makes clear both Pettie's humanity and her capacity to do serious harm. Still, this is a hopeful book. Grim as Pettie's story may be, she causes stony-hearted Thaddeus to feel the first stirrings of human sympathy, as the warmth of blood might miraculously seep into a shadow, or anesthesia be lifted by a jolt. 224pp. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Death in Summer
Zustand: Very Good.
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1999. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. 213 S. Zustand gut, Kanten leicht berieben, in engl. Sprache Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 214268
Buchbeschreibung Viking, London, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover. First edition. Superficial marks and light scores on jacket. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly worn. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW. Used. Artikel-Nr. 414620
Buchbeschreibung Viking Penguin, Inc. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 067088202X Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition.* Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. NT915JE0088