Palladian

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Palladian

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Author :   Elizabeth Taylor
Publisher :   Little, Brown Book Group
Published :   04/08/2011
ISBN :   9781844087136
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   191
Size (mm) :   200x133x14
Weight (g) :   148

An amusing, wry homage to Jane Eyre by one of the best novelists of the twentieth century.
When newly orphaned Cassandra Dashwood arrives as governess to little Sophy, the scene seems set for the archetypal romance between young girl and austere...   Read more

An amusing, wry homage to Jane Eyre by one of the best novelists of the twentieth century.
When newly orphaned Cassandra Dashwood arrives as governess to little Sophy, the scene seems set for the archetypal romance between young girl and austere widowed employer. Strange secrets abound in the ramshackle house. But conventions are subverted in this atmospheric novel: one of its worlds is suffused with classical scholarship and literary romance, but the other is chaotic, quarrelsome and even farcical. Cassandra is to discover that in real life, tragedy, comedy and acute embarrassment are never far apart.