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A new book received with faint edgewear. This new Furrowed Middlebrow edition has an introduction by Elizabeth Crawford.
; The author of this novel set in the border country of Scotland was a good friend of D.E. Stevenson. They both lived in Moffat and were active in the Girl Guides. There has been some speculation on the DES email discussion list, and amongst DES's family, as to whether the main character of this novel may have been based on DES. Published in the US as "Mrs. Lorimer's Family".
In what is surely Molly Clavering's most autobiographical novel, two middle-aged women writers, close friends and neighbours, offer one another advice and support while navigating life in a lively Border village. Lucy Lorimer, the more successful author, with her four children, in-laws, and grandchildren gathered for a summer reunion, must try to avert disaster in one daughter's marriage, help a daughter-in-law restless with mundane married life after flying planes in the war, and deal with the awkward reappearance of an old flame. Unmarried Grace ('Gray') Douglas, meanwhile, has struggles of her own, but is drawn delightfully into her friend's difficulties.; "... very much in the DES style" Reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Also recommended by Jeanne, blog owner of "A Bluestocking Knits" and a member of the DES email discussion group. Cover matches sample image.
Title: Mrs Lorimer's Quiet Summer [Mrs. Lorimer's Family]
ISBN Number: 1914150511
Location Published: London, Dean Street Press: c1953, 2021
Binding: Softcover; Trade PB
Book Condition: New
Size: 195 pages
Categories: Anglophile Fiction, British Women Authors, New Arrivals, Anglophile Fiction A-F, Stevenson, D.E., Furrowed Middlebrow
Seller ID: 7447
Keywords: border country, british woman author, d.e. stevenson, novel, scotland