The Great Lover
- by Jill Dawson -
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Publisher: Sceptre
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
Language: English
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ISBN-13: 9780340935651
Synopsis In her old age, Nell Golightly receives a strange letter. A Tahitian woman, claiming to be the daughter of the poet Rupert Brooke, writes to ask her to describe him. And to explain why all of England remembered him. Turning her mind to the summer of 1909, Nell relives her first encounter with the young poet. She was sixteen, the new housemaid at the Orchard Tea Rooms in Grantchester, and he was the new tenant. Nell soon realizes that everyone he meets falls in love with him, while he remains flippant and flirtatious and, apparently, loves no one but himself. Worst of all, despite her good sense, even she seems to be falling under his spell...
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Jill Dawson and Jose Dalisay
Jill Dawson is a British writer who has authored seven novels and edited six anthologies of poetry and short stories. Critics call her "one of Britain's most talented contemporary writers." With Jill, Jose "Butch" Dalisay is a leading Filipino writer who has authored or edited over 20 books of...
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Date: Thursday, 11 March 2010 Time: 15:30 - 17:00 Place: East & West Room, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Famously described by W.B. Yeats as “the most handsome man in Britain”, Rupert Brooke, poet, campaigner and aesthete who transfixed admirers of either sex. From an idyllic childhood to a...
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