The Dangerous Edge of Things
By (author) Candida Lycett Green
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Dangerous Edge of Things by Candida Lycett Green
Book DescriptionSet in 1949: one year in the childhood of Candida Lycett Green in the remote village of Farnborough in Berkshire. Here she lives with her father John Betjeman and her mother Penelope Chetwode, in one of the bleakest and highest spots on the windswept downland. Candida runs wild with the 'gang' of village children. Stimulated by regular excursions to the cinema in Wantage, Candida and her best friend June became fascinated by the idea of love. Their romantic imagination is fuelled by the beautiful Ruby Mason, who cleans the cottage of a reclusive scientist, Dr. Fox, employed at the neighbouring Harwell Atomic Research Centre. They stealthily engineer a romance between the two - until it is revealed that none of the children's special adult friends are what they seem, and the real world shockingly intervenes to overturn their innocence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552771955
(128mm x 198mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Candida Lycett Green
Over the Hills and Far Away, Paperback (November 2010)
Framed by a 150-mile journey through Yorkshire and Northumberland with a friend, the author dips back into past journeys by horse that also reflect her childhood in the bohemian Betjeman household, a year-long honeymoon journey overland to India, early days at Private Eye, and the ups and downs of thirty-nine years of marriage and motherhood.
John Betjeman Letters, Paperback (August 2006)
John Betjeman (1906-1984) was not simply one of the best-loved contemporary English poets but was also one of the best-loved Englishmen of the 20th century. This work covers his life from university days through to his period on the staff of The Architectural Review. It offers a portrait John, along with notes and introductions.
Garden at Highgrove, Hardback (October 2000)
The Prince of Wales describes how he has created one of the great gardens of our time.
Coming Home, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Candida Lycett Green
This text gathers together a selection of John Betjeman's writings spanning four decades, discussing buildings, townscape and landscape, together with appreciations of writers, artists and architects, ranging from Evelyn Waugh, Pugin and T.S. Eliot, to R.S. Thomas, Etchells and Jacob Epstein.
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Author Biography - Candida Lycett Green
Candida Lycett Green is the author of over a dozen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Garden at Highgrove (with the Prince of Wales), The Perfect English House and Over the Hills and Far Away. She has also edited and introduced her father John Betjeman's letters and prose to critical acclaim. She writes a regular column for the Oldie. She has five children and eight grandchildren and lives with her husband Rupert in Oxfordshire.
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