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To his parents’ dismay, Colin Keith – out of the noble but misplaced sense of duty peculiar to high-minded young university graduates – chooses to quit his training for the Bar and take a teaching job at Southbridge School. Little does Colin imagine that he will count among his pupils the demon in human form known as Tony Morland; or that the master’s ravishing, feather-brained daughter Rose will, with her flights of fancy and many admirers, spread chaos throughout school and village. Humorous, high-spirited and cleverly observed, Summer Half is a comic delight.

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What sings out is the ebullience and charm of her characters, deliciously sparkling dialogue, a romping plot, her wit and gentle satire, and the escapist satisfaction of neatly tied-up happy endings
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Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself
Alexander McCall Smith