June in Her Spring
By (author) Colin MacInnes
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June in Her Spring by Colin MacInnes
Book DescriptionAustralia, 1950. The rarely-spotted duck-billed platypus is rumoured to bring you luck. Sixteen-year-old June Westley is an ideal daughter - kind, considerate, loving, and far more at ease in the Bush pioneered by her forefathers than her own father, Arthur, who spends his days waxing the Buick in the Australian sun. One day she spots a platypus and, sure enough, luck seems to shine down on her when she falls in love with a young musician. At first their affair is enchanting and passionate; but soon they are forced to confront family hostility and jealousies, and the heritage of madness and homosexuality that threaten to destroy their relationship. A sympathetic picture of outsiders in a cloistered world, "June in Her Spring" is an idyllic and sensuous tale of the confusion, horror and tentative delights of first love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571242719
(198mm x 126mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin MacInnes
City of Spades, Paperback (July 2012)
London, 1957. Victoria station is awash with boat trains discharging hopeful black immigrants into a cold and alien land. And when Montgomery Pew, a newly appointed assistant welfare officer in the Colonial Department, meets Johnny Fortune, recently arrived from Lagos, the meeting of minds and races takes a surprising turn ...
Mr Love and Justice, Paperback (July 2012)
Frankie Love, new to the business of crime, seems to run his illegal life on strictly fair principles. Meanwhile Edward Justice, recently appointed member of the vice squad, finds his upholding of the law complicated by love for his girl. In London's world of corruption and crime, where does the line between justice and immorality really lie?
Absolute Beginners, Paperback (June 2011)
London, 1958. In the jazz clubs of Soho and the coffee bars of Notting Hill the young and the restless - the absolute beginners - are forging a new lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Moving through this world is MacInnes' young photographer, whose wit and honest views remain definitive of 1950s London and what it means to be a teenager.
To the Victors the Spoils, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Colin MacInnes
Describes the progress of the author's detachment through Holland, Germany and Belgium in a rapid succession of incidents, full of humanity, light-heartedness and wit.
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