I may have read it some years ago, but it was well worth reading again. I wish I could do this book justice, because it is one that definitely deserves to be read an enjoyed by many. I don't know if I'll be reading more Wesley's in the future, having Jude Morgan's, Susanna Kearsley's and Jenifer Donnelly's books yet to discover. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Viking.
So, not an appalling reading, but not an exceeding one neither. When Juno Marlowe finds herself caught in the middle of a London air raid, she is quickly rescued by an elegant gentleman who offers her shelter and a mysterious invitation to his father? Another reviewer here says human twins cannot have different fathers but different websites say they can; it is called heteropaternal superfecundation. Juno's reticence makes sense for a kid who was, essentially, unloved. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Bookseller: , United Kingdom London England: Bantam Books, 1997. I like Mary Wesley's novels because they are generally about a misfit finding or making a place where they do fit in.
It started a bit slow, but then reached And sustained a good pace for the majority of the book. An added attraction is that, in many of her books, there is an obvious link to her real life, as described in her biography which I read before. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon afterwards, Juno experiences her first London air raid, from which she is rescued by a stranger, Evelyn Copplestone, who dies a few hours later, having given Juno a letter addressed to his father. And an ending that had me hooting with laughter! Le autrici inglesi da Austen in poi hanno questa capacità di rappresentare la realtà trasfigurandola, facendone una storia universale. Juno and Robert are such complicated individuals with so much history that you want things to turn out for them.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. But I have to say that the characters lacked depth, personality and charm. She is rescued from this nightmare by a gaunt stranger who offers her the protection of his house. Although I enjoyed it, I think this is one of the oddest books I've ever read. Wesley is able in two or three sentences to resolve a question in a shocking and complete way. With just a few characters, Mary Wesley, really drew you into the story. It's some testament to Wesley's skill that the unlikely romance between Robert and Juno seems both right and entirely believable.
When her mother in Canada hears that Juno has given birth to a pair of illegitimate twins, the social embarrassment makes her break off any further contact with her daughter. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. The plot is rather unbelievable, but the author's matter-of-fact style pulls you along so that you buy it. On the positive side, I found the descriptions and historical details to be vivid, successfully transporting me to the place and time. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. The couple married in 1952, once his wife had finally been persuaded to divorce him.
And an ending that had me hooting with laughter! The spine may show signs of wear. Book is in very good condition. Juno spends the night with Evelyn and tells him the story of her life, and Evelyn decides to help her by writing her a letter of introduction to his family in the. There is no room for flowery prose in this book but yet its simplicity and matter-of-factness drew me right in and I really cared about the characters. I wanted to understand her, and yet I often felt I was viewing her through obscuring fog. Being so badly used by her neighbors and her family, I really wanted her to find love. The last two lines of the story were so crass fitting for Jonty , but left me feeling as if the story was not complete.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. This is another story about a young woman in war time and her sexual awakening. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Small sticker to front fly. Nowadays, you don't read many authors that excel in prose. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Partly as an excuse to avoid being shipped off to Canada, and away from Jonty and Francis, the until-now pliable Juno pursues her quixotic mission, showing a surprising independence.
Another reviewer here says human twins cannot have different fathers but different websites say they can; it is called heteropaternal superfecundation. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Juno is one of Wesley's most enchanting characters, a mixture of teenage bravado and childlike vulnerability. In a favorite scene, a man watches Juno to a hill top from which they can see both beauty and horror in a city being bombed in the distance. There were flashes of humor and clever dialogue that surprised me in a good way, and I enjoyed Juno's growing rapport with the people and animals on the estate where she ended up. While she aged from 70 to 79 she still showed the focus and drive of a young person. And as for the final relationship between Juno and Robert -- I hoped it would not go there, and then it did.
The book starts with seventeen-year-old Juno who has just seen her two chi This was my first Mary Wesley. The characters are so well drawn--somewhat sad but with an underlying resilience that's taking. Mary Wesley is an excellent story teller, and her stories were rather unconventional when first published, hence her popularity. Juno is only 17, but already a misfit, appallingly innocent, left alone by her mother, who has remarried and fled to Canada, her father long dead and her cold aunt who doesn't care a bit for her. Wesley makes the romantic attraction between her and father-figure Robert altogether credible, though she is less successful in convincing the reader of Juno's total naivete about sexual matters. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear.
But I have to say that the characters lacked depth, personality and charm. The final chapter is a perfect comeuppance. In contrast, she raced over sections that I wanted to savor or delve into more thoroughly. Several fairies see to Juno's seamless way out of trouble. In this witty social comedy, Juno discovers the consequences of her widowed mother's neglect to educate on personal matters.