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    • ISBN:9780748127634
    • Publication date:17 Feb 2011
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The Sugar House

By Antonia White

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Evelyn Waugh called her one of the very best novelists of the day - a title she still deserves' Carol Shields

The year is 1920. Clara Batchelor, the heroine of The Lost Traveller, is now an actress with a touring repertory company and is passionately in love with the wholly unsuitable Stephen Tye. When Stephen betrays her, Clara betrays herself by agreeing to marry Archie, the fiance, she discarded four years before. A friendship but not a love match, the marriage is a desperate attempt by Clara to rekindle the safety of childhood. But neither of them are children any more and their dream sugar house begins to dissolve.

The Sugar House is the second in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and continues in Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

Biographical Notes

Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office, had four novels published and translated

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  • ISBN: 9781844083794
  • Publication date: 03 Aug 2006
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Virago
Absorbing, fascinating . . . written with extraordinary brilliance — Elizabeth Bowen
Antonia White evinces Clara's breakdown, particularly the isolation and emptiness she experiences, with extraordinary economy and insight — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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