Cheerfulness Breaks in

Cheerfulness Breaks in

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England is on the brink of war, but the people of rural Barsetshire are not down-hearted. Mr and Mrs Birkett who run the local school have, after many broken engagements, seen their daughter Rose married to Fairweather. With the celebrations, however, comes extraordinary news: a London school is to be evacuated to Barsetshire. As the village rallies round to supply huge numbers of cockney children with rabbit stew, the local characters are seen in their true colours.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 014026809X
  • 9780140268096

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Angela Thirkell, granddaughter of Edward Burne-Jones, was born in London in 1890. At the age of twenty-eight she moved to Melbourne, Australia. Mrs Thirkell did not begin writing her novels until her return to Britain in 1930: then for the rest ofher life she produced a new book almost every year. She died in 1961 just before her 71st birthday.
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