Miss Bunting by Angela ThirkellMiss Bunting by Angela Thirkell

Miss Bunting

byAngela Thirkell

Paperback | January 31, 2017

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Miss Bunting, governess of choice to generations of Barsetshire aristocracy, has been coaxed out of retirement by Sir Robert and Lady Fielding to tutor their daughter Anne, delicate, sixteen years old, and totally lacking in confidence.

When Anne makes friends with Heather Adams, the gauche daughter of a nouveau riche entrepreneur, her mother is appalled. Miss Bunting, however, shows an instinctive understanding of the younger generation - perhaps, having lost so many of her former pupils to the war, she is more sympathetic to their needs. She may be a part of the old social order, where everyone knows their place, but is wise enough to realise that the war has turned everything on its head and nothing will ever be the same again - even in rural Barsetshire.
First published in 1945,Miss Buntingis a charming social comedy of village life during the Second World War.
Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) was the eldest daughter of John William Mackail, a Scottish classical scholar and civil servant, and Margaret Burne-Jones. Her relatives included the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her grandfather was J. M. Barrie. She was educated in London and Paris, and ...
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Title:Miss BuntingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.88 × 5.12 × 1 inShipping dimensions:7.88 × 5.12 × 1 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:034900756X

ISBN - 13:9780349007564

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The novels are a delight, with touches of E. F. Benson, E. M. Delafield and P. G. Wodehouse-Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday