The Ballad And The Source
By Rosamond Lehmann
The tale of the unlikely friendship between and an old woman and a young girl, this is one of Rosamond Lehmann's finest novels
The tale of the unlikely friendship between and an old woman and a young girl, this is one of Rosamond Lehmann's finest novels Ten year old Rebecca is living in the country with her family when Sibyl Jardine, an enigmatic and powerful old woman, returns to her property in the neighbourhood. The two families, once linked in the past, meet again, with the result that Rebecca becomes drawn into the strange complications of the old lady's life - with her husband, her errant daughter and her grandchildren. Through the spellbound eyes of the young Rebecca we enter into an intricate and scandalous family history and slowly the story of the passionate, stormy life of Mrs. Jardine unfolds.
Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) was born in Buckinghamshire, the second of the
four children of R.C. Lehmann. She was a scholar at Girton College, Cambridge
and one of the most distinguished British novelists of this century.
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07 Mar 2013
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