The Quivering Tree

The Quivering Tree

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This is a sequel to "Opposite the Cross Keys", the author's memoir of her East Anglian childhood. After her father's death in 1930, the 12-year-old Sylvia, determined not to go to London with her mother, chose to board with two spinster schoolmistresses in Norwich. Throughout the ensuing summer her innocence was sorely tried - by stodgy, squat Miss Gosse, who so resembled a King Charles spaniel, by the tyrannical gin-swilling housekeeper and, most of all, by Miss Locke of the mannish haircut and bottom-tweaking tendencies. The author here relives the time she spent in that eccentric household, and recaptures the merciless child's-eye view of the deficiencies of the adult world.show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 127 x 197mm | 210g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • TIME WARNER PAPERBACKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp illustrations
  • 0747407738
  • 9780747407737

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