Summer in February
By (author) Jonathan Smith
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Summer in February by Jonathan Smith
Book DescriptionSir Alfred Munnings, retiring President of the Royal Academy, chooses the 1949 Annual Banquet to launch a savage attack on Modern Art. The effect of his diatribe is doubly shocking, leaving not only his distinguished audience gasping but also many people tuning in to the BBC's live radio broadcast. But as he approaches the end of his assault, the speech suddenly dissolves into incoherence when he stumbles over a name - a name he normally takes such pains to avoid - that takes him back forty years to a special time and a special place. Summer in February is a disturbing and moving re-creation of a celebrated Edwardian artistic community enjoying the last days of a golden age soon to be shattered by war. As resonant and understated as The Go-Between, it is a love story of beauty, deprivation and tragedy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349107462
(203mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Smith
Churchill's Secret, Paperback (December 2015)
A story of great human triumph in the life of a much loved public figure - a TV tie-in edition published alongside the major ITV drama starring Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan and Rachel Stirling.
Churchill Secret KBO, Paperback (January 2015)
A story of great human triumph in the life of a much loved public figure, KBO: The Churchill Secret is the perfect novel for fans of The King's Speech.
Summer in February, Paperback (May 2013)
This true tale of love, liberty and scandal among the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall has been made into a stunning film starring Dominic Cooper (Mama Mia) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey).
Following Game, Paperback (May 2013)» View all books by Jonathan Smith
The Following Game is about passion and obsession. It's about cricket, family and poetry, but most of all it's about a father following his son's career in the public eye and the close relationship they share.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith was educated in Wales and at St John's College, Cambridge. KBO: The Churchill Secret, his seventh novel, is being adapted into a major ITV drama. An earlier novel, Summer in February, was made into a feature film, starring Dan Stevens and Dominic Cooper.
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