Loving and Giving
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Loving and Giving by Molly Keane
Book DescriptionIn 1914, when Nicandra is eight, all is well in the grand Irish estate, Deer Forest. Maman is beautiful and adored. Dada, silent and small, mooches contendedly around the stables. Aunt Tossie, of the giant heart and bosom, is widowed but looks splendid in weeds. The butler, the groom, the landsteward, the maids, the men - each as a place and knows it. Then, astonishingly, the perfect surface is shattered; Maman does something too dreadful ever to be spoken of. 'What next? Who to love?' asks Nicaranda. And through her growing up and marriage her answer is to swamp those around her with kindness - while gradually the great house crumbles under a weight of manners and misunderstanding.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844083251
(198mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Molly Keane
Good Behaviour, Hardback (August 2011)
*A brilliant comic novel about Anglo-Ireland that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. *'A mistress of wicked comedy' MALCOLM BRADBURY, VOGUE
Devoted Ladies, Paperback (June 2006)
A surprising and dark novel of female passion from one of Ireland's best-loved novelists
Time After Time, Paperback (June 2006)
An hilarious novel about Anglo-Irish upper-class life.
Rising Tide, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Molly Keane
A riotous, enthralling portrait of leisured life at the family home of Garonlea in the early years of the century
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Author Biography - Molly Keane
Born in Ireland in 1904 into a 'rather serious Hunting and Fishing Church-going family' who gave her little education at the hands of governesses, Molly's interests were 'hunting & horses & having a good time'; she began writing only to supplement her dress allowance. She died in 1996.
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