The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn audiobook

The Last Summer

By Judith Kinghorn
Read by Jane Wymark

Tantor Audio 9780451416636
13.48 Hours 1
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Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer—and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa. As Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world—and all that they know—is rocked by a war that changes their lives forever.

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Summary

Summary

Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer—and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa. As Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world—and all that they know—is rocked by a war that changes their lives forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A sumptuous, absorbing tale of love in time of war. Rachel Hore, author of A Place of Secrets
“[Wymark] successfully delivers smooth, accurate renditions of numerous European accents. Special effects highlight phone conversations and the content of letters, while Wymark’s steady, haunting portrayal of Clarissa reflects the culture and mores of those left behind during the war.” AudioFile
“The narration is excellent, with Jane Wymark transforming Clarissa from a naive girl of fifteen to a rushed maturity and then a postwar weariness.” Library Journal Audio Review
“Irresistible…sensuous prose, elegant settings, and fascinating characters.” Margaret Wurtele, author of The Golden Hour
“A dense and luscious read that is emotionally gripping and at times unsettling, but is a powerful tale of love, regret, and both the loss of Clarissa’s innocence and that of England’s.” HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com

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Author

Author Bio: Judith Kinghorn

Author Bio: Judith Kinghorn

Judith Kinghorn was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and history of art. She lives in England with her husband and two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 13.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English