A Long Way from Verona

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Macmillan Company, 1971 - World War, 1939-1945 - 190 pages
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A young girl aspiring to be a writer recounts her experiences growing up in England during the Second World War.

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

I find it surprising that this book, anchored solidly in the stodgy milieu of backwater England during WWII, was published in 1971, and was very likely written during “the summer of love” (1969), a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Another great read by Gardam, this one with WWII as a backdrop. The narrator is "unreliable" in the very best way. Gardam captures Jessica's tween angst and moodiness wonderfully--and very sympathetically too. Read full review

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THE MANIAC
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THE POEM
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About the author (1971)

Jane Gardam was born in North Yorkshire, England in 1928. She is the author of many children's novels that include "A Long Way from Verona" (1971). She has also written novels and collections of stories for adults that include "God on the Rocks" (1978), "Bilgewater and the Pangs of Love and Other Stories" (1983) and "The Summer After the Funeral." Her book "Groundlings" was taken from "Showing the Flag and Other Stories" (1989). Gardam's novels and stories have received many literary prizes.

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