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The Mingham Air

(1960)
A novel by

 
 
"The best thing one can say about the Priory is that it would have made a splendid ruin," she stated. "If only the Seamarks had left it alone ... "

Hester Clifford has come to Mingham to recover from pneumonia, at the invitation of her godmother, Cecily Hutton, an eccentric painter with a predilection for ruins. Hester determines to bring order to the Huttons' easygoing lives, not to mention those of the villagers - including elderly Mrs. Hyde-Ridley, attempting to enforce her Edwardian standards of behaviour, Mrs. Merlin, the Rector's wife, equally determined to share the joys of country dance with an unenthusiastic parish, and Thomas Seamark, a classic example of the wealthy, brooding widower. Amidst conflict, manipulation, matchmaking, and general hilarity, Hester clearly has her work cut out for her.

Furrowed Middlebrow is delighted to make available, for the first time in over half a century, all six of Elizabeth Fair's irresistible comedies of domestic life. These new editions all feature an introduction by Elizabeth Crawford.

"Miss Fair's understanding is deeper than Mrs. Thirkell's and her humour is untouched by snobbishness; she is much nearer to Trollope, grand master in these matters."--Stevie Smith

"Miss Fair makes writing look very easy, and that is the measure of her creative ability."--Compton Mackenzie

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mingham Air
Author(s): Elizabeth Fair
ISBN: 1-911579-43-6 / 978-1-911579-43-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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Title: The Mingham Air
Author(s): Elizabeth Fair
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March 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mingham Air
Author(s): Elizabeth Fair
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA