Ordinary Families

Ordinary Families

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'I was running on happily because it was so good to be able to watch him under cover of my own talk, knowing exactly now what I wanted of him - mind, body, everything'

Lallie is one of four children of the eccentric, quintessentially English Rush family. Boating, bird watching and inter-family rivalry are the focus of life in their village - Pin Mill, on the Suffolk marshes. Brought up on fair play and the 'family sense of humour' the Rush children soon learn to fend for themselves - on water and on dry land. We watch as Lallie grows to adulthood; loving and hating her 'ordinary' family, carving a space for herself in the shadow of her beautiful sister Margaret, who claims the lion's share of everything. But Lallie is special too, clear, clear-sighted, sexually aware. Just as well, for to keep the man she loves she faces the biggest family fight of all...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 125.98 x 198.12 x 22.1mm
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1844082016
  • 9781844082018
  • 1,303,590

About E Arnout Robertson

E. Arnot Robertson (1903-1961) wrote eight novels. Combining wit with a talent for storytelling and a realistic romantic eye, she was one of the most popular English novelists of the 1930s and 40s.
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