Simonetta Perkins

Simonetta Perkins

By (author) L. P. Hartley , Foreword by Margaret Drabble


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Visiting Venice with her mother, Bostonian ingenue Lavinia Johnstone soon tires of their fellow American tourists and of her mother's unstinting attempts to find her a husband. Instead, she chooses to spend her time alone, and her gaze soon falls on a local gondolier. Frustrated that his services are in such demand, she creates a fantasy world in which they are together - but as her imagination takes hold, the line between her two 'worlds' becomes increasingly blurred.

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 119.4 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • 01 Jun 2004
  • Hesperus Press Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1843910918
  • 9781843910916
  • 451,826

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English novelist L.P. Hartley (1895 - 1972) is best remembered for The Go-Between and its remarkable depiction of Edwardian life. Margaret Drabble is the author of The Millstone, winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize. Her most recent novel is The Peppered Moth.

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'a jewel of the sub-Jamesian 'nouvelle'' - TLS

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