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Frost in May

White, Antonia (Book - 2006 )
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"Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Catholic convert is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds. Quick-witted, resilient and eager to please, she accepts this closed world where, with all the enthusiasm of the outsider, her desires become only those the school permits. Her single deviation from total obedience is the passionate friendships she makes"--Cover p. [4].
Authors: White, Antonia, 1899-1980
Title: Frost in May
Publisher: London : Virago, 2006
Characteristics: x, 208 p. ;,20 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Antonia White ; introduction by Elizabeth Bowen
Notes: Originally published: London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1933
Summary: "Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Catholic convert is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds. Quick-witted, resilient and eager to please, she accepts this closed world where, with all the enthusiasm of the outsider, her desires become only those the school permits. Her single deviation from total obedience is the passionate friendships she makes"--Cover p. [4].
ISBN: 9781844083787
1844083780
Branch Call Number: FICTION WHITE 2006
Subject Headings: Young women Fiction Catholic schools Fiction Girls' schools Fiction
Topical Term: Young women
Catholic schools
Girls' schools
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Nanda Gray is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds. Quick-witted, resilient and eager to please, she accepts this closed world where, with all the enthusiasm of the outsider, her desires become only those the school permits.


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Oct 30, 2010
  • snowspirit rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written but too much Catholic for me!

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