Three Houses by Angela ThirkellThree Houses by Angela Thirkell

Three Houses

byAngela Thirkell

Paperback | December 17, 2012

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'Long ago - say thirty-five years ago - a little girl used to wake on Sunday morning feeling that a whole life of happiness lay before her in the day.'
So writes Angela Thirkell at the outset of this sparkling evocation of her late Victorian childhood, in which her memory inhabits the three houses which shaped the sensibility later displayed in her Barsetshire novels.
Focusing first on her maternal grandparents' home in Fulham, where her grandfather set the cultivated tone, she also reminisces about her parents' home in Kensington Square in which she was surrounded by a bright world of neighbours and acquaintances. Finally she describes the Burne-Jones seaside retreat and the house where her cousin lived across the green.
Fond childhood recollections and fascinating literary associations culminate to throw much light upon Thirkell?s past and the work she was to create.
Angela Thirkell was born in London in 1890. She began writing novels in 1930 and produced one booy a year almost every year until her death in 1961.
Title:Three HousesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.2 × 5.75 × 3.86 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:Allison & BusbyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749012390

ISBN - 13:9780749012397