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The Fountain Overflows

By Rebecca West

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

* Set during the Edwardian era, this is a poignant and beautifully told story of family love and family feuds, and of musical and artistic aspirations.
* Introduction by Rebecca West's biographer, Victoria Glendinning.

Rose Aubrey is one of a family of four children. Their father, Piers, is the disgraced son of an Irish landowning family, a violent, noble and quite unscrupulous leader of popular causes. His Scottish wife, Clare, is an artist, a tower of strength, fanatically devoted to a musical future for her daughters.

This is the story of their life in south London, a life threatened by Piers's streak of tragic folly which keeps them on the verge of financial ruin and social disgrace . . .

'A book bursting with love and vitality' DAILY EXPRESS

Biographical Notes

Rebecca West was born in London in 1892. She was educated in Edinburgh and began to appear in print as a journalist in London as early as 1911. She was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1959 and died in March 1983.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844086993
  • Publication date: 31 Mar 2011
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Virago
* 'It is improbable that even the most scrupulous reader could name a more poignantly and lovingly told tale, a more beautiful piece of writing — NYTimes
* 'So vivid and lovable are her subjects, a crisis-ridden musical and literary family, that to finish the book is to suffer a bereavement. — Mail on Sunday.
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