The Young O'Briens

The Young O'Briens

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"[...]little shudder at the memory of that moment of sudden, sharp realisation. The study faced east; its windows looked out on to great boulders of grey rock that led in a long uneven slope to the seaweed-covered rocks and the sea. The heather had been out then; the boulders were covered with it; there was a little mist in the air, so that the grey and purple mingled in a lovely haze of colour. The sea-gulls and the gannets were quarrelling over something; their voices came in at the open windows. The scent of the seaweed had come to her, too; and quite suddenly she had understood that they were to leave it all. Her father had gone on speaking; she had felt vaguely sorry for him, as she listened to his halting speech and saw the strained look on his face. But in those first minutes nothing was of moment, nothing was real, save the crushing blow that they were to leave their home; that they were to go away; that strangers were to live in it. But[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.21mm | 403.7g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507564503
  • 9781507564509