Aunt Clara

Aunt Clara

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Sixty-two-year-old Clara leads a virtuous life. She spends all her time helping others and she always puts her friends and family first. It's a shame that nobody, including her four siblings and their myriad of children, ever stops to say thank you and appreciate all she does.

. . . until wealthy Uncle Simon comes into her life. Like Clara, Simon never married, never had children and he lived alone - the two understood each other like no one else in the family could. So when Uncle Simon dies, and leaves very specific wishes to Clara in his will, the path of her life changes in ways she could never imagined.

Thrown into the world of circuses, greyhound-racing and dubious house-property, Aunt Clara encounters bizarre incidents and an unlikely love story in this enchanting novel from Carnegie Medal winning author, Noel Streatfeild.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 23mm | 372g
  • Macmillan Bello
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509876790
  • 9781509876792
  • 454,897

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Noel Streatfeild writes comprehensively and knowledgeably * Daily Telegraph * Miss Streatfeild's technique is a pleasure to unearth -- Pamela Hansford * John O'London *
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About Noel Streatfeild

Mary Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895. She was one of five children born to the Anglican Bishop of Lewes and found vicarage life very restricting. During World War One, Noel and her siblings volunteered in hospital kitchens and put on plays to support war charities, which is where she discovered her talent on stage. She studied at RADA to pursue a career in the theatre and after ten years as an actress turned her attention to writing adult and children's fiction. Her experiences in the arts heavily influenced her writing, most notably her famous children's story Ballet Shoes which won a Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983. Noel Streatfeild died in 1986.
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44 ratings
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