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The Last Summer Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer and the end of an era Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled Tom is handsome and enigmatic he is also an outsider Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants For now, that is Clarissa.As Tom and Clarissa s friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds they are not the only people in love Soon the world and all that they know is rocked by a war that changes their lives for ever. New Download [ The Last Summer ] by [ Judith Kinghorn ] – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. I am not one of those reviewers who can, or wants to, recount the plot of the book under review I react viscerally to what I read, and my reviews always reflect this.This is the kind of book you can disappear into The voice is pitch perfect, for me, and drew me into a different era And there s an edge to the gentle voice of the early 20th century, an edge which, as far as I m concerned, declared its hatred of war and not just because the war causes the narrator pain, but because war is evil I am not one of those reviewers who can, or wants to, recount the plot of the book under review I react viscerally to what I read, and my reviews always reflect this.This is the kind of book you can disappear into The voice is pitch perfect, for me, and drew me into a different era And there s an edge to the gentle voice of the early 20th century, an edge which, as far as I m concerned, declared its hatred of war and not just because the war causes the narrator pain, but because war is evil, full stop, regardless of whose side you re on.I read this in three days and really enjoyed it The narrative flowed, and the dialogue was...

  2. Oh dear, another one that just wasn t for me, I m having a run on them Occassionally when someone reviews one of my books they say they couldn t get into it because they just didn t like the heroine I get that It s the same for me if I don t like a key character, I find it very difficult to see past that and enjoy any other aspect of the book And that s what happened with this one Clarissa is the narrator and the 16 year old girl at the start of the book who has lived a privileged life at Oh dear, another one that just wasn t for me, I m having a run on them Occassionally when someone reviews one of my books they say they couldn t get into it because they just didn t like the heroine I get that It s the same for me if I don t like a key character, I find it very difficult to see past that and enjoy any other aspect of the book And that s what happened with this one Clarissa is the narrator and the 16 year old girl at the start of the book who has lived a privileged life at Deyning Park And then she falls in love with the housekeeper s son Total no no, for Clarissa is expected to make a great marriage Once I got over the first person narrative at least, I got over it at first until I began to loathe and detest Clarissa , I thought the prose in the early part of this book was evocative and I enjoyed it The author painted a lovely picture of that last summer before the Great War, and imbued it with that terrible sense of an era about to die But the big problem was, ...

  3. What a colossal disappointment was The Last Summer Nothing about it I could like aside from the gorgeous cover, with its vibrant colors, striking country manor, and beautiful Edwardian woman whose chin looks vaguely like that of Sybil Crawley from Downton Abbey Damn my penchant for going against the idiom and judging a book by its cover This story is the impossible and I hesitate to say love story, because I found nothing romantic about it affair between Clarissa Granville and Tom Cuthbert What a colossal disappointment was The Last Summer Nothing about it I could like aside from the gorgeous cover, with its vibrant colors, striking country manor, and beautiful Edwardian woman whose chin looks vaguely like that of Sybil Crawley from Downton Abbey Damn my penchant for going against the idiom and judging a book by its cover This story is the impossible and I hesitate to say love story, because I found nothing romantic about it affair between Clarissa Granville and Tom Cuthbert Clarissa is the sickeni...

  4. First loves, class divides, enforced separations, stolen moments, the horrors of war, wrong choices, consequences, heartbreak, tragedy, hope a touching and absorbing story, albeit rather melodramatic and repetitive in places, set before, during and after WW1, where at times I wanted t...

  5. It was the voice that captured me first a wonderfully human mix of intelligence, vulnerability, understanding, and fallibilityI was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken There was no sudden jolt, no immediate awakening and no alteration, as far as I m aware, in the earth s axis that day But the vibration of change was upon us, and I sensed a shift a realignment of my trajectory It was th...

  6. I don t even know where to begin with this review I ve never shied away from writing my true feelings about a book on this blog I try to be respectful to authors and find the good in a book but there s also not much of a point in a book review blog if I censored myself and only wrote reviews of the books I liked With that disclaimer, I have to say that Summer will definitely be among my most disappointing reads of 2013 I actually stayed away from the book for awhile I was a bit put off by I don t even know ...

  7. Una narraci n muy cuidada con una voz clara y elegante La historia de un amor que empieza en un verano casi irreal y que sobrevive a la guerra y al paso del tiempo Hay momentos dif ciles, y me habr a gustado conocer mejor los s...

  8. Put simply I was completely captivated lost within this novel As it should be.

  9. Absolutely beautiful book.Romantic, tragic, extremely compelling It s wonderfully written the descriptions are so rich, it was just as though I was seeing a film at times It s hard to stop reading and it will stay with me long after I ve finished it.I ...

  10. Tragically beautiful That pretty much sums up this book The ending brought some happiness to our characters, but a lot of this story was steeped in tragedies I thought it was a very realistic look at the class distinctions and prejudices of time and how that changed after the war.