The Flight Of The Maidens ebook
by Jane Gardam
ALSO BY JANE GARDAM FICTION A Long Way From Verona The Summer After the Funeral .
Jane Gardam, author of the Old Filth Trilogy, delivers another modern classic in The Flight of the Maidens. With her characteristic wit.
Gardam provides each of her heroines with a different struggle. In terms of style, the book falls into three parts.
Jane Mary Gardam OBE FRSL (born 11 July 1928) is an English writer of children's and adult fiction.
Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Gardam’s style is perfect. Gardam frames her story in dozens of crisp, brief scenes featuring deliciously dizzy conversation.
The basic theme of the book is the process of separation of daughters from their family.
Jane Gardam is an accomplished novelist who takes obvious pleasure in structure. Here, she organises a plait of narratives: Hetty, Una and Lieselotte
Jane Gardam has quite perfectly captured a bygone era as she tells this tale of three young women who have just left school in the summer of 1946 and are preparing for university. With her characteristic wit, Gardam captures a moment in time for three young women on the cusp of adulthood.