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    • ISBN:9781405511735
    • Publication date:03 Nov 2011
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The Caravaners

By Elizabeth von Arnim

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Von Arnim's witty account of an ill-assorted group of upper-class people grappling with the hardships of the open road

Dear Husband, she said, actually imitating me. I know what you are going to say. I always know what you are going to say. I know all the things you ever can or ever do say. She paused for a moment, and then added in a firm voice, looking me straight in the eyes, By heart. ' For the Major and his wife Edelgard, the idea of a holiday touring Southern England in a horse-drawn gypsy caravan seems perfect. As they begin their leisurely progress through its green and verdant countryside, the holiday spirit sets in. But England presents more than a contrast of scenery to this German couple - amongst the company of their English companions Edelgard seems to undergo a change of terperament, rebealing herself to be far less biddable than the upright Major had believed. The blossoming of hedgerows is one thing, but the blossoming of his wife is quite another ...

Biographical Notes

A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. She spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941.

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  • ISBN: 9781853810015
  • Publication date: 20 Apr 1989
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Virago
One of the cleverest and most amusing stories of the year — PUNCH
Elizabeth excelled at creating horribly hilarious male characters, and the bone-headed Baron is one of her very best . . . The vital ingredient in all her work is fun, and here she is at her most sprightly and irreverent . . . The overall effect is as ex — Kate Saunders
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