Our Dancing Days

Our Dancing Days

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When Don, an aristocratic, young, Notting Hill bohemian, inherits a run-down, medieval manor house in the depths of Suffolk, he takes Tessa, an artist, and her friend Dee-Dee with him. They form a commune of self-sufficiency and harmony that initially succeeds. Only when they build on this fantasy by introducing others - the mesmerizing Jack, single mother Helena and her disturbed daughter - is the balance upset. Tensions emerge and friction builds until tragedy shatters their ideals forever...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 163.8 x 242.6 x 26.9mm | 508.03g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0753166208
  • 9780753166208

Review Text

When artist Tessa Fulks is commissioned to paint illustrations for a book on the historic houses of Suffolk, she finds herself back at St John's, the medieval manor house where she once lived as part of a hippy commune in the seventies. As she picks up her sketchbook, she starts to recall the memories from a past she has repressed for twenty years, and in recounting her experiences, her steely, icy core starts to thaw. Tessa remembers life at the commune from its glowing, golden 'dancing' days of self-sufficiency and togethernesss, through to the dark, foreboding place it becomes when tragedy strikes. An unsettling story that explores the distances that can exist between people and the power of memory to heal. (Kirkus UK)show more

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9 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (3)
3 33% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 11% (1)
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