The Edge of the Cloud

The Edge of the Cloud

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Part of the "Flambards" series about a girl who goes to live in the country with her cousins before the outbreak of World War more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 120 x 200mm | 254g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192716239
  • 9780192716231

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Taking up where Flambards (1968, p. 1227, J-481) abruptly left them, lover-cousins Will and Christina land in Aunt Grace's London flat after their Rolls-Royce escape from home. What worked in the romantic, countrified scene of the first book is lost in this flight into "reality": he's eighteen now with a bum leg, an adept pilot seeking a chance to prove it; she's a year younger, orphaned, and anxious to support herself until they are both 21 and exempted from Will's father's custody (it's 1912). The story accelerates as everything is put aright, job-wise, money-wise, love-wise, and finally marriage-wise; its sole sustaining conflict is Christina's heart-in-mouth terror of flying counterposed to Will's insistence that she be brave and tearless. Flambards is safer territory for all concerned - The Edge of the Cloud a precarious place indeed. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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