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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont By Taylor, Elizabeth (Book - 2006 ) FICTION TAYLOR Available in some locations

Annotation:On a rainy Sunday afternoon in January, Mrs. Palfrey, recently widowed, arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are a mixed bunch, magnificently flawed and eccentric, living off crumbs of affection and an obsessive interest in the relentless round of hotel meals. Then one day, Mrs. Palfrey encounters the handsome young writer Ludo, and learns that even the old can fall in love.

At Mrs Lippincote's
At Mrs Lippincote's By Taylor, Elizabeth (Book - 2006 ) FICTION TAYLOR All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Mrs. Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war.

Christopher and Columbus
Christopher and Columbus By Von Arnim, Elizabeth (Book - 1994 ) FICTION VONARNIM 1994 Available in some locations

Annotation:The protagonists are 17-year-old twins from an aristocratic, half-German family. Orphaned, they are sent to an uncle in England, but World War I is on and afraid of anti-German hysteria, the uncle packs them off to America.

The Solitary Summer
The Solitary Summer By Von Arnim, Elizabeth (Book - 1993 ) FICTION VONARNIM 1993 Available in some locations

Annotation:A witty, lyrical account of a rejuvenating summer.

Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Elizabeth and Her German Garden By Von Arnim, Elizabeth (Book - 2000 ) FICTION VONARNIM 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Elizabeth's uniquely witty pen records each season in her beloved garden, where she escapes from the stifling routine of indoors: servants, meals, domestic routine, and the presence of her overbearing husband ...

Conversation Piece
Conversation Piece By Keane, Molly (Book - 1991 ) FICTION KEANE Available in some locations

Annotation:Combining a rich portrait of zestful youth and the vagaries of age, with a colorful evocation of place, Mollie Keane brings a vanished world to life.

Good Behaviour
Good Behaviour By Keane, Molly (Book - 2011 ) FICTION KEANE 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:To Aroon St Charles, the fierce forces of sex, money, jealousy, and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behavior. But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St Charles family from their own unruly and inadmissible desire.

The Lifted Veil
The Lifted Veil By Eliot, George (Book - 1985 ) FICTION ELIOT Available in some locations

Annotation:In this little-known story-the only thing she ever wrote using a first-person voice-she explores the psychological state of a man who can read people's minds and see into the future, then finds himself in danger when he falls in love with a woman whose mind he can't read.

The Edwardians
The Edwardians By Sackville-West, V. (Book - 1983 ) FICTION SACKVILLE Available in some locations

Annotation:A portrait of fashionable society at the height of an era, The Edwardians reveals, through the lives of its characters, all that was glamorous about the period, and all that was to lead to its downfall.

Frost in May
Frost in May By White, Antonia (Book - 2006 ) FICTION WHITE 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers
The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers (Book - 2000 ) 910.82 I29 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are included in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail.

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