Description - The Dangerous Edge Of Things by Candida Lycett Green
1949- Candida Lycett Green describes one year in her childhood in the remote village of Farnborough in Berkshire, where she lived 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 Pictures in Wantage, Candida and her best friend June become fascinated by the idea of love. Their romantic imagination 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 seemed, and the real world shockingly intervenes to overturn their innocence. Skilfully combining her childhood memories with elements of fiction, Candida Lycett Green has written a book infused with an irresistible love of the English countryside reminiscent of Lark Rise to Candleford and Cider with Rosie, sharply evoking a way of life that has passed for ever.
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(128mm x 198mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Author Biography - Candida Lycett Green
Candida Lycett Green's most recent book is the critically acclaimed Over the Hills and Far Away. She is the author of more than a dozen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Garden at Highgrove (with the Prince of Wales) and The Perfect English House. She has also edited and introduced her father John Betjeman's letters and prose. She was a commissioner for English Heritage for nine years and writes a regular column for the Oldie. She has five children and eight grandchildren and lives with her husband Rupert in Oxfordshire.