Old June Weather

Old June Weather

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 190mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552092819
  • 9780552092814

Review Text

Another turn of the century romance of immense warmth and easygoing wit by the late author of Gentle Greaves (1972). Young Travers Winfrith Ilbraham and his nursery peer Gall Harrington are members of the comfortable Kensington household of Aunt Flora Middian, now late middle-aged, of the once quite lovely five "Middian girls." The neighbors did seem to consider the various surnames under one roof "very odd," but although Aunt Flavia had an uncertain temper ("once started on a storm, she liked to develop it thoroughly; she whipped up winds and waves. . ."), life was serene enough. There was the occasional skirling visitation of aunts and best of all, the longed for triumphant appearances of glorious "Uncle Lucy" - still handsome in his seventies, courtly and adored by the children. Catching a scent of mystery from a clue dropped by chattering aunts, the children speculate, probe and finally discover the identity of the uncle - and their own. What they find is a tale of scandal, ruin and a near-suicidal love. In the ambiance of this old June weather, implausibilities become mere motes in fading sunlight. Tender, amusing, an unabashed charmer for that certain audience. (Kirkus Reviews)show more