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Quartet

(1935)
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The quartet at the heart of this delightful novel are the four Gainsborough siblings: beautiful but vain Lorna, ultra-sensitive Adrian, nature-loving Laurence and thoughtful, strange little Jenifer.

We join them in 1900 - four happy children at the heart of a loving family, idolizing their strikingly beautiful mother, shrinking from their emotionally damaged Aunt Lena and ill-tempered governess, Miss Marchant. As their world widens on the journey to adulthood - through the advent of the motor car, the horrors of the First World, the trials and tribulations of unrequited love and unfulfilled dreams - they must fight to keep that happiness. But with Lorna compelled to make everyone love her, Adrian's artistic genius crippled by over-sensitivity to criticism, and Laurence so intent on success in business that he forgets to really live, will Jenifer's clear-sighted pragmatism be enough to save them?

A beautiful exploration of love and family, Quartet has a vivid cast of characters worthy of Elizabeth Gaskell and paints a wonderful, affectionate portrait of childhood to rival Crompton's Just William.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Quartet
Author(s): Richmal Crompton
ISBN: 1-5098-5947-0 / 978-1-5098-5947-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Quartet
Author(s): Richmal Crompton
ISBN: 1-5098-5948-9 / 978-1-5098-5948-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Quartet
Author(s): Richmal Crompton
Publisher: Bello
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