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The Flight Of The Maidens



Paperback 288 pages
Little, Brown Book Group 04-Oct-01
Gardam, Jane

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ISBN/SKU: 9780349114248 Categories/Genres: ,


This delightful novel describes the post-war summer of 1946 – and follows the growing-up of three young women in the months between leaving school and taking up their scholarships at university. Una Vane, whose widowed mother runs a hairdressing salon in her front room (‘Maison Vane Glory – Where Permanent Waves are Permanent’), goes bicycling with Ray, the boy who delivers the fish and milk. Hetty Fallowes struggles to become independent of her possessive, loving, tactless mother. And Lieselotte Klein, who had arrived in 1939 on a train from Hamburg, uncovers tragedy in the past and magic in the present.

Rooted in the north of England, THE FLIGHT OF THE MAIDENS is peopled with extraordinary characters, who are evoked with all the humour, compassion and eye for detail that mark Jane Gardam as one of Britain’s most gifted and original novelists.


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