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Part Of The Furniture - WESLEY, Mary

Bantam, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

Early in 1941, having just seen off at Euston Station the two young men whom she has loved for the best part of her seventeen years, Juno Marlowe is hurrying down a London street with her ill-fitting shoes in her hands. Aeroplanes thunder overhead: a battery of guns open up. When a stick of bombs fall she cowers. She is rescued from this nightmare by a gaunt stranger, frail and older than his years, he offers her the protection of his house. She has no home and no family to turn to. Then Juno encounters first tragedy, then a series of events that take her to a house in the West Country and the blossoming of an English spring into which war only occasionally intrudes. Here she may find peace, here she will no longer just be part of the furniture.


This one has already found a new owner.